Anniversary MS model build





Very early days




The back is joined and thicknessed, here the spruce cross-grain centre reinforcement strip is in place and gluing in the go-bar jig.

The Brazilian rosewood is lovely but had some ancient worm holes.  I’ve filled these, and they hardly stand out in the overall grain figuring.

The trim on this guitar is not standard MS.  Instead of the MS red/white/red purfling, I’ve used my much loved red/gold/green.  The binding will be standard MS black Rocklite.

The position of the back braces is marked in white.  The centre reinforcement will be scribed and cut away to receive them.