there we go, filing the slots on the nut.
Setting the exact position of the slots on the bone nut.
Mr. Iwamoto is joining the neck and the body of a T-Wave.
Long time friend and luthier Aki is carefully mounting the string ferrules on the T-Wave body.
Luthier Nogu is filing the fret edges so they look and feel good!
Lite Mercury Silver Sonnet bodies right after clear coat finish.
Pic from the drying room: this is what the bodies look like when the last coat (clear coat) is applied.
Close-up on the Mercury Silver finish. It has a matte looks as the clear top coat has not been sprayed yet.
next step is color, here the stain on the Mercury Silver finish.
after the primer, the white undercoat for the T-Wave bodies
urethane finish for the T-Wave necks
primer for the T-Wave bodies as well.
All contours have been done. the Sonnet body goes into the first finishing stage with a primer coat.
and here is the Sonnet body with all routings done, next step is to make the “elbow” and “belly” contours and to rout the body side radius to 8mm.
checking the exact depth of the routing.