S: Guitar 2011 - Mike Murray
BC: Made by Emma Gariglio
FC: Mike Murray - The legend lives on. Handmade guitar - 2011.
1: "If you don't know the blues...there is no point in picking up the guitar." - Keith Richards | "It's good" - Mike Murray after hearing his hand crafted guitar for the first time.
2: Bridge | Head | Neck | Purfling & Binding | Bridge Pins | Soundhole | Frets
3: Materials are ready. | Step 1: Gather materials and wood
5: Starting to look like a luther shop | The Mold
7: Preparing to make the soundboard.
9: Going on 40 hours | Making the patches and bridge plate
10: Back of the guitar... bracing the back
11: Go stand which creates tension
12: Bending the Ribs | The principle involved in bending the sides is that when heat is applied to wet wood it can be bent without cracking. The heat, or strictly speaking the steam, softens the fibers making the wood flexible and allowing you to move it into your chosen curve.
13: Indian Rose Wood | Going on 100 hours
14: Abalone Shell Material
15: The Headblock and Tailblock
16: Finger board made out of Ebony
17: Mahogany | 3 weeks to rub oils into the guitar | The soundboard, neck and endblock ready to go.
20: The Bridge