Body Construction

 

This is the front and the back of the body “blank” after I laminated it all together. The front is maple, the back is mahogany. Both front and back are bookmatched pieces, so there are a total of four pieces laminated together here, two front, two back.

  

 

 

This is the body cut to its rough shape..

 

 

This is the body with the pickup cavities and neck mortise marked out.

 

 

The neck mortise has been routed out in this picture

 

 

Ah the best laid plans…  I routed out the back pickup cavity in the wrong place. This picture shows the mahogany plug I used to fill the hole.

 

 

I decided to make it a hollow-body, so I routered a cavity (into the mahogany) then laminated another bookmatched mahogany set onto the back. You can see the two mahogany layers and the maple layer in the picture.