Around the Shop Glue-up of end and heel blocks Hand planing sides of OM58 guitar Putting the 15 foot radius on the back side of the guitar Voicing the top. A slow dance of tapping the top, listening, and carving the braces to achieve a certain musicality. Voiced top, ready to be installed. Tuning the back braces with my lovely Lee Valley mini block plane. Scraping the rosette to flush it with the Sitka Spruce top. Carving out the end wedge for the installation of a curly maple wedge. Adding the tone bars to the top. Rough thicknessing the East Indian Rosewood back. Adding finger braces. Stunning book matched Cocobolo back panels for a Harvester model in progress Shaping the neck is done with spoke shaves, scrapers, and rasps. A pair of Cocobolo sides just out of the bending machine. This set belongs to a Harvester model in progress. Sergei checks out my finished instrument after weeks of work. It sounds great! With the ebony bridge mounted, it is time for strings and the first music from this “Forest 1” model guitar. Sometimes it takes a lot of “go-sticks” when clamping down the braces. This is the top of a “Forest 1” model. After careful final fitting of the neck, the glue is applied and the neck is installed. The neck is also bolted ensuring a very strong joint. East Indian rosewood back is glued to the body I love this shape, simple and elegant A dry fit to ensure a perfect fit before pre-finishing the neck. Finished body with spalted maple rosette and traditional dovetail joint for the neck Ladder style braces and end blocks installed French Polishing body, held in a Troji. A lot of work, but the thin beautiful finish allows the guitar to really sing! Ted and Sergei de Jonge. I trained under Sergei, a modern master instrument maker. Figured Claro Walnut sawn into thin planks for drying. These will make some lovely backs and sides!