A little update to the Terz guitar; it's coming along very well, only the frets and logo to go on before lacquering (and a LOT of sanding). To avoid tearing the grain when routing the binding ledges I give the edges of the body a coat of shellac, it also stops glue sticking to the bits of wood where you don't want it.
|binding and purfling ledges routed out|
|Using masking tape to hold purfling in place while the glue dries|
|Koa binding with a very thin strip of maple to stand it out from the mahogany sides|
|Ziricote headstock veneer, koa binding with maple and dyed maple purflings, tuners will be Waverleys, fancy!|