This Natura Elite archtop was featured in my book, "The Creation Of The Natura Elite Archtop Guitar" that you can download for free HERE. The Natura Elite archtop features Big Leaf Maple back, sides and neck; and a Sitka Spruce top. The bindings are made of Macassar...
Sculpting An Archtop Guitar Time Lapse Video
Watch a time-lapse guitar making video showing my process for hand carving an exceptional piece of highly flamed maple into a back fr a 17″ archtop guitar
In the video, I show about 10hrs of work in around 30 seconds. It starts with a specially seasoned slab of tone-wood that I have carefully joined and cut to the rough shape of the guitar. After hours of carving with various hand tools, planes, and scrapers, (only seconds in the video) eventually reveals the delicately contoured back plate for my most recent archtop guitar featuring graceful sweeping curves and stunning flame figuring in the wood.
10 hrs of work in 30 seconds goes by pretty quickly, if you would like to see a more in depth explanation of each step and a photo timeline of the process shown int he video you can click below:
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