Rough Cut

In this photo, the Hurricane body has been roughed out on the band saw. The edges have been sanded with a drum sander to smooth things out to match the signature shape of this style guitar.

We’ve also routed the pickup and neck cavities. This body is made from bass wood, which is lighter and somewhat softer than mahogany or ash. That just means that we have to be a little more protective of the piece while we’re working on it. There’s still some more sanding and shaping to be done.

Then, the next steps on this guitar will be to apply a tiger maple veneer to the body and then rout a channel for the binding. The finish will be  a translucent blue lacquer with black sides and a sunburst effect on the the edges.

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