15. Secrets

I’m leaking secrets …

Carolan Guitar

Would you like to know a secret? OK, but you must promise not to tell anyone!

Our guitar has a secret spot; a hidden nook at the cutaway underneath the neck. And we’ve put a code there. It was quite a tricky job as, unlike the back that we showed you before, this is just a small area so that the knotwork and finishing must be precise. This code is not meant for public display, but instead can only be scanned by someone who is intimate with the instrument, who is holding it and knows it well (unless they have read this post that is).

We etch Liz’s delicate knotwork into a small piece of flamed maple. Nick then carefully finishes it with Rosewood inlay…

heel close 2.. then attaches it in place …

heel 1

… so that we have the frame of the guitar in place and ready for the back to be attached.

sides and neck 3

Now we just need to decide what kind…

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