Larry Sullivan's
Plectrum Guitar Workpage

Mahogany Back/Sides/Neck
Spruce top
Rosewood fingerboard and Bridge
Abalone Side Markers
Abalone Dot markers on board
Abalone "LS" in peghead
RotoMatic tuners
T-shell pickguard
Black pins
Strap Brackets
Natural Clear finish, mirror finish neck.
4 coats on body (Normal Production levels)
Mohawk Classic Instrument Lacquer

Commissioning neck and body with serial numbers


Drilling test hole for abalone side dots.
Never test on actual instrument


LOGO installed, clear going over it

Neck stripped of old browned sealer from the maker, new tint and a more natural  finish going on now.

Sealer applied and 4 coats Mohawk applied.
2 more and I will wetsand it
Weather is cold, so heat lamps is all I have working for me to keep finish as it should be in its curing phase.
It's more sensitive than banjos.

Going over the fretting, dressing ends, steel wool for the fingerboard

All oiled up, will add some more as I go

Machine buff for the body...

...And the neck, High polish

Cutting the pickguard

Now to shape it on up

Getting the profile just right

I will seal it down before pulling the protective plastic film

Reaming the bridge pin holes

Now the endpin

I cut the bone saddle, now I will install the tuners and bolt the neck on for setup


Roto tuners installed, turn like butter
Tuners courtesy of Bedford Banjo Shop

# 4 , about to be out the Door


The last board oiling , ready to string

GHS strings courtesy of Bedford Banjo Shop

Plays well already, from the onset... sounds VG indeed
Great intonation up the neck, these really are premium axes.
I will tweak the action on down from here, it doesn't need much
This is the conclusion of a 4 year project and the total was 5 guitars
#4 was last only because it was the last of a certain wood selection and I numbered them all when I received them.
Thanks to my builder  and to all of the people that supported it along the way

Now to get it home to Larry so he can enjoy it.
Thanks for watching