In my last post about my Custom 7 String guitar that Charles Cilia is currently building I showed you some photos of the rough neck shape and Rosewood fretboard being glued to the beautiful Big Leaf Maple (http://guitarnoize.com/charles-cilia-custom-7-string-build-neck/). Below are some photos of the neck being shaped and fretted!
Here is Charles Cilia shaping the neck:
And then some fine shaping:
And the result is this magnificent specimen!
Add a little water to show how the figure will look once stained:
And here is a close up of the headstock:
And a front view, mmm tasty Madagascar Rosewood…
And finally the frets go in:
Here are a few shots of the finished neck before the finish is applied:
Charles is also going to add a light stain to the Rosewood veneer on the headstock to match the colour of the fretboard.