Bailey Guitars – Acoustic Guitar Build

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.

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