Caston Guitar #2


The second guitar was also an OM model. It was made of Indian rosewood on the back and sides. The hand carved neck was made of mahogany with an ebony fret board. The top was made of 50-year old Sitka spruce wood, given to me by a friend and former guitar builder located in the North Carolina mountains. All braces were hand carved, using the x-bracing method. I used sycamore binding, with a herringbone purfling around the top edge of the Guitar. The sound hole had a maple burl wood rosette. The head plate was ebony and the name “Caston” was inlaid with abalone shell. The neck was hand rubbed with Tung oil and Varathane to a satin finish. The body was sprayed with lacquer and polished to a high gloss.

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