Back and sides complete

With the back trimmed, it’s time to fit the side reinforcements.  Here they are glued and clamped.

Finally the back and sides are complete, lightly lacquered, ready for final trimming of the lining and final adjustment to receive the soundboard.

And here is the soundboard glued and clamped.

While the glue is drying is a good opportunity to work on the neck.  Here the head has been cut to shape, had its veneer added and the tuner holes drilled.  The rough heel block is glued and clamped.