Ashley Kingman Model Progress: Part IV

Moving right along, this gallery shows the neck getting profiled and the finish going on. My buddy Lee Jeffriess gave me a lesson in applying a traditional varnish finish. Lee’s an expert at French polishing and restoring antique wood finishes. We decided to go with varnish to give the guitar that old school “Bigsby” look.

Ashley Kingman Model Progress: Part III

Here’s my third gallery of photos from Ashley’s build. This gallery shows the neck getting it’s fingerboard, inlays and frets. The neck and body meet for the first time, and if you look closely, you’ll notice that I went back and added two more dots on the fingerboard (per Ashley’s request) before I installed the frets.