The design and build of the Alfa Romeo guitar part 2 - woodworking

July 16, 2019

 

The wood working bit: So from the start we knew that the guitar would need some punch and clarity so we opted for a 50/50 split between poplar and maple for the body and a korina neck with ebony fingerboard for the neck. The guitar would have aluminium parts and carbon fibre composite back to reflect the automotive build of the disco volante. Other Important Alfa elements would be the inclusion of the clover leaf, the Alfa Romeo badge and logo. 
We had to work out where the wiring channels would go connect all the electronics. How to use the badge and what each element of the Alfa grill bars would be - Tailpiece, bridge and three single coil pick ups, which I'll discuss later. So here are the first images of the wood working, more to follow, including the spray job:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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