Matched set build. I bought some wood from a mentor and saw that he just completed a couple of builds with the matching sets he kept. I added his “in progress” photo to this chain for you to see for reference.
There are a ton of these Orange/ Black sets out there. Then I saw that killer builder @mcconnellguitars showed off his build (I included a pic of his finished build as well) with the same set and I was like, “Well, I guess I should build mine. It might be fun.” I’ve been collecting parts (Fretboard, Bridge Blank, & Headplates) to match the back and side set for a few years.
There was just enough scrap when I cut the back to profile to make the rosette. I have a matching wood commission that will allow me to use the second neck blank, after I laminate for these higher end builds, so it’s perfect to throw it in as a filler. Hope all is well out there.
Be sure to follow Jordan McConnell’s work. It’s so great!!! Cheers. #luthier #luthiery #byhand #rosette #guitar #guitarmaker #guitarmaking