Friday, December 30, 2011

Quilted F-5

A new F-5, assembled and strung up unfinished to make sure everything is right before applying any finish coats.

Mother-of-pearl inlays in the headstock. An original interpretation of the classic flower-pot design.

The hand-carved top and scroll is bound with black, white and tortoise-shell binding strips.
 My original mother-of-pearl block inlay pattern with abalone diamond inlaid in the center

Close up of the fretboard and carved scroll

Side view showing the binding and the quilted-maple hand-bent sides.
 close up of the hand-carved back and scroll
I put a little moisture on the wood to highlight the quilted pattern in the maple back.