Incoming: Stuart Day SD1-VC Build Thread

This is one of my favorite parts of the business: working directly with our builders to come up with an exciting instrument just for Dream Guitars! Stuart Day recently joined our ranks, and to commemorate the occasion I had a chat with Stuart about life & lutherie, which you can find here: Stuart’s busy building us our first Day OM, which will feature some of his latest design features. I’ll keep you all posted as the SD1-VC build progresses, see below for specs.

SD1- VC (OM – Venetian Cutaway)
Back and sides – Cocobolo
Top – AAA Sitka Spruce
Neck – Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard, headplate, bridge – Gaboon Ebony
Tuners – Gotoh mini 510s
Binding – Ebony

Cocobolo back and sides

Cocobolo back and sides

Cocobolo back and sides

Stuart’s rosette and headstock design

Shooting board for truing up the segments for the rosette

Assembling the various pieces of the rosette

The rosette’s final shape

Sitka Spruce top