First Cedar Build

09/25/18 01:36:19PM

I have used cedar before for the soundboard, but this is the first time I have used it for all parts; with the exception of adding African Blackwood as an overlay on the fretboard.  I was a bit concerned the cedar, and this is very soft cedar, would not adequately hold the frets in place; hence, the Blackwood overlay. 

I do notice it is very easily marred by slight bumps on harder surfaces and even a heavy fingernail can leave a groove. But it was a fun build, sounds good, and looks kinda nice.  (Disclaimer: I am not a fast builder, I had the Hickory and this one going at the same time.)