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BYO Number 2 - The Tiger


2001 Bailey Build-Your-Own (BYO) course #2

March to July 2001


Having attended Mark Bailey's Build Your Own guitar course in 2000 I just HAD to go back and attempt a set neck instrument.

The body is constructed from a block of selected mahogony with a book-matched maple cap - deeply carved.

The neck and head are also hewn from a single block of mahogony. An offcut from the maple cap was book-matched and glued to the face of the headstock.

The fingerboard is ebony.

BYO Number 1 - The Bear

Original concept


I roughed up my original thoughts on the computer.


Blocks of wood


Here is the single block of mahogony, the maple for the neck with the ebony already glued on (face down) and various neck jigs. The headstock and heel were drilled with an 8mm bit (only about 15mm deep at heel).


2000 Bailey Build-Your-Own (BYO) course #1

During late August, early September 2000 I attended Mark Bailey's Build Your Own guitar course as an important birthday present and this the result!

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