PRS hollowbody inspired build v2

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I do all the wiring with the back off and mask off the insides of the f-holes and other holes. I have had good luck leaving the entire wiring harness inside with little fish lines running to the appropriate holes. If nothing else practice getting the harness in and out.

I found it very helpful on 335 style guitars to put a terminal strip in the pickup cavities so I wouldn't have to pull the harness in and out to work on pickups.

It looks like your side walls are thick enough but if you feel you need reinforcement for strap buttons or anything now is the time to do it.

Bind the f-holes if you are going to.

And of course glue your maker's label directly below the bass f-hole and sign and date the top

Thanks Freeman, great advice.
 

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The top is getting closer

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I am finally getting back to my builds.

I damaged the mahogany neck, it may be repairable, but I am making another neck. I ran out of mahogany blanks, so I am using some maple.

Prepared the scarf joint with this jig

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I also removed wood from the headstock to it's final thickness

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Looks awesome!!!
Thanks Mad Kiwi.

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Laying out the bridge in it's approximate location.

It will be finally located once the neck is ready to be glued or after gluing it. I am doing this now because I will screw the top and bottom during the glue up. I need to locate and drill a hole that will ideally coincide with the bridge's post hole.

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