Thursday, May 19, 2011
Two in progress- Uke and Guitar
In progress images of two instruments which will be done soon.
On the left a Concert Uke with Birds Eye Maple body and Port Orford Cedar top. the headstock veneers are made of slices of Ebony laminated together to create stripes from dark and light colored variations in the Ebony. Sometimes Ebony has light colored sap wood that can create dramatic stripes in the wood. I like to utilize the dark on light wood for detail work on instruments.
On the right is the back of a flamenco guitar made of Malaysian Blackwood. it also has naturally occurring light on dark striping.