I finished getting the body together a while ago…. Things got busy around the new year, so I haven’t kept the log up to date.
The back is on.
The back is on. The heel cap goes, the heel cap is applied and the heel gets carved around it and then the fingerboard is glued on and neck gets carved.
carving around heel cap
The fingerboard is glued.
There is the rosette.
Guitar on bench
You can click on the pictures below for enlargements.
The neck still needs to be carved.
Yeah, I have little to say really. I thought I’d show carving a heel on the Hauser….
I shaped the heel cap and glued it on carefully. Then it’s a matter of carving around it.
Here is the 1937 Hauser top plan. I’m using R. Brune’s plan and notes.
This is traditional Spanish style building. (I’m not sure how this is like Hauser’s method or not.) The top is braced, then mounted on the solera workboard. From here, the neckis aligned and then glued.
Then the sides are fitted to the neck and top.
Neck and sides attache
sides locked in