Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The end is nigh
I've been busy the past few weeks with lots and lots of detail work. All the parts of the guitar are now constructed. So from here on out it's a matter of making them pretty, fitting them together, and then hoping it sounds good when you put strings on it (and then doing lots and lots of adjusting when it doesn't).
I began this process exactly one year ago today so, by my calculation, that's roughly 150 hours spent building a guitar. And considering I've probably spent 150 hours watching reruns of bad TV shows and another 150 hours doing laundry, I consider the time especially well spent.
By the way, in case you're wondering, the balloon keeps the spray lacquer from getting on the inside. How ingenious.