My very first cbg build is the neck on top instrument made with walnut top, quarter-sawn sycamore sides, cherry back and red oak neck. I did have a couple of small revisions after this photo was made, I added a walnut fretboard and put a veneer on one side where I marked the side markers incorrectly. Part of learning.
The second guitar has maple neck, padauk top, qs sycamore sides, and cherry back. The box opens so that I can add a piezo pickup later on.
Both guitars will remain fretless. Well, at least for now.
The banjo is one that I made 40 years ago. It was quite a challenge but am very pleased with it for being my first instrument ever.
Great looking builds Ron! You can be proud of all three.
on the guitars I used wood from fallen trees on our land. The paduak top was from Aaron Hix guitars, on ebay. on banjo I lost side of thumb not paying attention to router. but now have built in pick, ha ha.