the mask

after months of on-again-off-again filling and sanding and routing and filling and sanding, i’m calling the guitar body “good enough” and masked the edges and the neck slot today. keeping the neck slot unpainted will provide a wood-on-wood connection that should improve the sustain. i tried to mask the spot where the “ashtray” bridge will sit, but after some trial and error i realized it wouldn’t be perfect. i think it’s better to sit on all paint then to have the bridge half on paint and half on wood.


“then the carcasses of this people will become food for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten them away.” – jeremiah 7:33