Previous Build: European Spruce/Sipo Osprey Dreadnought

European spruce top. 

Highly figured sipo back and sides.

Bloodwood binding.

Mahogany neck. 

Macassar ebony fretboard with bloodwood binding.

Madagascar rosewood bridge.

Rope purfling.

Sipo is an African hardwood related to mahogany that can exhibit gorgeous figuring. 

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Materials for new guitar
Materials for new guitar
Sipo back plates
Sipo back plates
Joining the back plates
Joining the back plates
European spruce top plates
European spruce top plates
Joining the top plates
Joining the top plates
Deflection testing the top
Deflection testing the top
Assembling rosette segments
Assembling rosette segments
Routing main rosette ring
Routing main rosette ring
Main rosette ring routed
Main rosette ring routed
Main segmented rosette ring
Main segmented rosette ring
Routing main ring channel in top
Routing main ring channel in top
Main rosette ring channel
Main rosette ring channel
Purfling & sound hole binding rings
Purfling & sound hole binding rings
Leveling rosette with scraper
Leveling rosette with scraper
FInished rosette
FInished rosette
Sides laid out for bending
Sides laid out for bending
Hot pipe up to temperature
Hot pipe up to temperature
Bending a side on the hot pipe
Bending a side on the hot pipe
Side bending
Side bending
Both sides bent to shape
Both sides bent to shape
Bent sides fitted to body mold
Bent sides fitted to body mold
Neck block laid out
Neck block laid out
Routing mortise in neck block
Routing mortise in neck block
Completed neck block
Completed neck block
Gluing neck block to sides
Gluing neck block to sides