I’m Back In The Bailey Workshop!
And This Time …
I want a guitar that is precise, easy to play (who doesn’t want that) with clear harmonics. I also want it to look ace if I’m going to the trouble to make it, so:
Choosing the wood
For the build I have decided on using spalted tamarind for the back and sides – it looks incredible. As this is a heavy dense rosewood-like wood, Mark recommends a spruce top as it’s stiffer than cedar and will brighten up the darker tone of the tamarind. While I’m totally sick of the site of spruce tops, this book-matched piece has a “bear claw” figuring which will (hopefully) set it apart from other spruce-topped guitars when it’s finished.