D-18 Style Pickguard for a Steel String Guitar

D-18 Style Pickguard for a Steel String Guitar

Here is my second steel string of the year.  I completed it about a week ago before heading off to the Guitar foundation of America convention. Making the pickguard material is a fun project and I was trying to match the faux tortoise buttons on the Waverly machines. The picture is of my second attempt which was pretty close.   The first pickguard I made turned out way too dark.    The flamed mahogany is really amazing and I was really happy with how it turned out as I'm really getting the hang of the switch from nitrocellulose lacquer to a water based finish for some of my instruments.

Bare Essential Guitar

Bare Essential Guitar

A Spartan model classical guitar made east indian rosewood and spruce with a matte finish and spalted maple accents. 

Just for fun

Just for fun

Handmade ukulele or uke out of sinker sitka wood and claro walnuthandcrafted in Portland, OR by luthier Maxwell Sipe. 

Guitars for Steves

Guitars for Steves

Pictures of two completed handmade classical guitars by luthier Maxwell Sipe.  One is made with African blackwood and the other is of east indian rosewood.