Cherry Wood Top

The top is made from a cherry wood plank 7″ x 48″ x 5/8″ that I cut into two 24″ pieces and butt jointed them together. Using a template, the guitar body is traced twice, one for the actual body and two for the cut-line.

cherry-wood-electric-guitar-top
cherry-wood-electric-guitar-top

 

After the top is cut. It is not yet glued to the mahogany bottom.

Cherry wood top and mahogany body
Top and bottom of guitar

About araz

I'm an ex research scientist, now building electric guitars :)

2 thoughts on “Cherry Wood Top

  1. Hi Araz,
    Thanks so much for putting up this helpful webpage and all the cool videos!

    Can you suggest a good source to get wood?

    1. Hi Peter, Personally, I get all my wood from a local exotic hardwoods store. I suggest you do a Google search for hardwood stores in your area. If there are none, then you may need to buy wood from online sources. Since I’ve never done that myself, I can’t be of much help in suggesting reputable sources.

      Another good source of wood is reclaimed lumber… if you can find it…

      Araz

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