Build No. 3 English Walnut guitar

Well I suppose that it time to get started on another build, so here goes. I am planning on building an small bodied English Walnut guitar approximately 00 in size. I really like the size of my No. 1 the English Cherry small bodied guitar, so I have decided to use the same body shape and scale length. But adjust the bracing slightly and also add a sound port. The spec is still not fully decided, but should be finalised shortly.


Back & Sides – English Walnut
Soundboard – Western Red Cedar
Bracing – European Spruce
Neck – still to be decided.
Headstock veneer – English Walnut
Binding – English Walnut with a light pinstripe purfing
Purflings – still to be decided.
Rosette – English Walnut.
Fretboard – Bog Oak
Bridge – Bog Oak

Here are a couple of shots of the Walnut for the back being glued up and with a quick clean up.

English Walnut 00 - gluing up the back            English Walnut guitar - Back