Step 1: What You Will Need
3- Wood glue ( don't just use any glue in the house )
4- Wood ( I used wood from the 100¥ shop ( Dollar store )
1cm x 4mm x ~
4mm x 4mm x ~
5 - Knife
6 - Square
7 - Chisel
8 - Clamps
9 - * Any choice of finishing materials, I used paint and wood stain
Step 2: Cutting Your Pieces of Wood
Step 2: Cut ( 2 ) 10cm x 1 cm x 4 mm pieces. Cut the ends at a 45 degree angle, mark the center and the center 3 cm.
Step 3: Cut ( 2 ) 3 cm x 1 cm x 4 mm pieces
Step 4: Cut ( 2 ) 4mm x 4mm x 6.2 cm pieces.
Step 5: With the chisel or a knife CAREFULLY!!!! thin out or carve the wood as shown in the picture. For the 9 cm and the 10 cm pieces, leave the center 3 cm alone. As for the 4 mm x 4mm pieces leave the first 3 cm alone.
* Make sure you measure your guitars soundboard width and check the soundboard bracing. You might have to change the design to suit your guitar. My two Martins are very different, I had to " cut twice and curse once "
Also for the 4 mm x 4mm piece measure your headphone wire to get an idea of how much to cut away.
Step 3: The Easy Part !!!
Step 2: When first pieces are completely dry glue the 4 mm x 4 mm piece to the face of the 10 cm piece.
* You need two of these!
* Make sure that you wipe off any extra glue because it may interfere with the finish you choose. Also, Make sure that the 4 mm x 4 mm piece has the carve side facing the 10 cm piece.
Step 4: Choose Your Color