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Old 01-25-2020, 11:48 PM
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Here is the Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. There will be a matching pinless bridge from the same piece of wood. The scale is 25.0 inches and Ray will be using EVO fretwire. This fingerboard is one of my favorite parts of the guitar:



Also, here is a photo of the handmade Reischl tuning machines that will be going on this guitar:



While I was at Ray's shop yesterday, he also made the veneer for the front of the peghead. He used a piece of the Brazilian rosewood used to make the fingerboard and bridge plus the blue and green dyed, spalted woods used on the rosette.

Here is Ray re-sawing the piece of Brazilian rosewood:



After cutting the re-sawed rosewood into three smaller pieces, Ray sands, fits and glues them together by hand:



After completing the peghead veneer, Ray sanded both sides to thickness using his Timesaver thickness sander:





To give you an idea of what the completed headstock will look like, here is one of my favorite 00's that Ray recently made:



That's all I have for now. Thanks again for following along with the build.
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2020 Kraut 00, Swiss/Brazilian, build
2018 Eady EG Pro Electric, Redwood/Mahogany
2013 Baranik Meridian, Blue Spruce/Cocobolo, build
2008 Baranik CX, Blue Spruce/African Blackwood
2008 Breedlove A20 Masterclass 12-string, Adi/IRW
2003 Thames classical, Euro/Brazilian
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