With the gold lacquer sprayed, it’s time for top coats and polishing up – but first we need to take care of the binding and start relicing some parts.
We took advantage of the summer weather to finally bring our acoustic build project to a close.
With everything glued together, it’s time for our acoustic kit to go under the spray gun.
The neck of our self-assembled Martin Guitar Kit is ready to be finished and glued onto the body.
Having finally got our Goldtop project playing, we now have to strip it all down once again for lacquering.
She’s going to be a beauty. But there are still a few steps until we’re strumming away. Huw Price is bound up in dots and slots as he continues work on our Martin guitar kit.
It was listed as a mystery 50s Fender amp, but what turned out to be a 1951 Pro needed a lot of TLC.
At last, the time has come to finish making the body of our acoustic guitar kit. However, things are rarely as straightforward as we hope.
This month we’ll be getting our Goldtop conversion fully playable, but first a lot of routing, gluing, filing, drilling and measuring needs to be done. Huw Price struggles with his zip forstner…
Turning our attention back to our Martin kit build, it’s time to look at the all-important top and back bracing. We have some important decisions to make and take inspiration from a pre-war design.