View Full Version : My IV Kit is done

Larry Simonson
May-26-2006, 5:25pm
I got a bridge today from Cumberland Acoustics, fitted it and strung up my IV Kit. She plays very nicely and with little fret or intonation problems. I thinks she sounds pretty darn good and has a nice chop. In putting this thing together I operated too much time with a "I have no idea what I'm doing" but it seemed to all work out.

Larry Simonson
May-26-2006, 5:28pm
Here is a closeup of the head stock. I inlaid the near star in walnut.

Larry Simonson
May-26-2006, 5:32pm
Here is the back. I am kinda sorry I didn't go for the binding. You have to look really hard to see the wings I added to make the back wide enough. I used alcohol soluble dyes and Minwax antique oil- many thin, well rubbed, coats with 600 grit sand paper between coats.

May-26-2006, 5:50pm
Very nice, isn't it fun to build your own? You can always bind the next one, and I'm sure there will be a next one, it's addictive.

May-26-2006, 7:17pm
You did a great job! One to be proud of.