The work table had lots going on today. Stu's baritone back being joined in the clamps, Joe and Cindy's tenors all shiny and ready to be strung up and two new tenors for Bruce and Ed, ready to get their fretboards added as soon as we get the frets installed. and at the far right, the 22 tone bar blanks for the baritone, cut and ready to whittle.
Here they are in approximate position. Count em, yep 22, all vertical grain Sitka Spruce cut to length and waiting to be shaped and sanded. You wonder why baritones cost a little more?
We even got the back braces for the baritone ready to whittle into shape. The acrylic template has tiny holes drilled at the end positions of each tone bar and is the way the proper location is plotted on the soundboard. A pencil lead is poked through each hole marking the location.