Next Steinbeck under way

My next Steinbeck is well under way, the back, sides and soundboard built and assembled. ┬áToday I bound the body, and after trimming the binding I’ll be fitting the neck.

The top is Bearclaw Sitka, the back and sides are Malaysian Blackwood from Steve Keys’ Keystone site.

Binding ready to be scraped smooth. Note the soundboard bearclaw figuring.