Work continues on the metal plates for the Sakura guitar. The task of making the pieces has taken the better part of three days but they are looking great.
The pickup adjustment will take place directly from the top plate, so they needed to be drilled along with the control holes. Around the edge the mounting screw holes needed to be countersunk.
After smoothing the edges and drilling, a brushed finish is put on the metal before it is to be nickel plated and engraved.
I had the foresight to cut a second top plate because I’d been talking to a client about another guitar that would use one. It’s a guitar that I’m calling “Hell’s Half-Acre” and I can’t wait to get going on it. Stay tuned!