Thursday, 5 July 2012

Baritone Guitar - Dunluce III-B

This is the Dunluce III-B baritone guitar that is currently under construction.
This is a similar shape to the thru-neck Dunluce III but has a bolt on neck.
The top is bookmatched Imbuia (Ocotea porosa) from South America. I saw the wood at Bill Quinn's (ToneTech Luthier supplies in Stockport) and had to have it.
I haven't decided what sort of hardware/electronics that I am going to put on it yet.

The neck is my signature mahoghany/maple stripes/ebony with a double acting truss rod (rod supplied by Tonetech).
I have made some inlays in red abalone in the arabesque pattern.

The guitar is 24 fret, 700mm scale length with a 12" radius fretboard.

I have a lot of work left to do: routing the pickups, carving the front, shaping the rear, sanding, finishing and the electronics etc. The shop re-model is taking priority at the moment so the guitar will just have to wait.

In the meantime here are a few photos:

Guitar overall design
Routing the inlay cavities (bird shown)

Clipping the fret ends
Imbuia top after glue up

Using a #7 to take the thickness down

Band-sawing the profile

Neck and body detached showing neck pocket

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