Larry Sullivan's
Plectrum Guitar Workpage
12-13

 #4
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



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
Vinnie