After a fun-filled vacation I am back at work on the Ziricote concert guitar. Currently my focus has shifted to the neck. Channels have been cut for the truss rod and supports, the headstock has been shaped and drilled for tuners, and the heel block has been glued on in preparation for eventual carving. Some work has been done on the fretboard as well including thicknessing, sanding, and slot cutting for the frets. I also managed to squeeze in enough time to make the bridge today.
The next step for the fretboard will be to add the inlay. For this guitar the inlay will follow a theme based on the coastal views of Lake Michigan from the city of Ludington. I will be incorporating a lighthouse and sand dunes as well as the lake itself, utilizing abalone, mother of pearl, oak, maple, and walnut.