Still trying to complete the raffle guitar. I’m getting down to the final touches.
The flamed Maple neck on the raffle guitar is turning out well.
When I’m not working on the raffle guitar, I’m trying to keep up with repairs and other projects. One repair is a Martin with the typical Martin pick guard crack from a certain era, when they would put the pick guard on bare wood before finishing the instrument. The pick guards shrink and crack the top. The only decent repair is to pull the old pick guard, clean the glue from the top of the guitar, add lacquer to bring the surface level with the remaining finished surface, make a new pick guard and reglue the pick guard.
The bridge is also cracked through on this guitar. The owner opted to have a pre-made bridge ordered for the guitar rather than having me hand carve a custom bridge. This will be the next repair.