Here’s a shot of the back being glued to the rim last month on the most recent parlor guitar. Mahogany back and sides and spruce top. More to come.
I just removed this top from a Gibson J-45. It’s original owner took it upon himself to sand the top to near death. I assume he thinned top to achieve a fuller sound, but really just destroyed the guitar in process. Then he reinforced the interior with bondo and wood scraps.
Next step is to match the x-brace layout and get the new top fit. Fun project!
Major overhaul on this ‘71 Martin D-12-35. All the binding had to be replaced after the original material had shrunken with age. I also made a new ebony bridge and bone saddle matching the original shape and size. The original black celluloid pickguard also shrank and cracked the top. Finished up with a neck reset and refret, managed to save the original ivory nut. Fantastic canon of a guitar.