A Guitar Is Born – Custom Lefty Mensinger Guitar Part3

As many of you are probably aware, the guys over at Mensinger Guitars in Poland are currently building me my very own left handed Arcadia model.  The luthiers have very kindly agreed to take some photos of the guitar as it is being built, and I thought it would make an interesting series of articles to show the process as the guitar progresses from the initial stages all the way through to completion.

If you somehow managed to miss part one and part two of this series I suggest you head back and get yourself up to speed – there’s plenty of great photos to catch up with!

Update Number 3

The more we progress into this build the more exciting it gets!  Once again this week Mensinger have spoiled us with another 23 high quality images of the Arcadia build.  In this update we can see the final sanding being done on the binding, the neck being shaped, frets installed, neck being glued in place and the body and headstock being stained.  Take a look below…

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As you can see, things are really starting to heat up now.  With the stains applied we can really begin to get a good idea of what the finished product will look like.  I’ve got to say that I’m super happy with how everything is going so far!

As always, higher resolution photos can be found on our Flickr page for those who are interested.

Stay tuned for the next update! 🙂  Musik Messe begins next week in Germany so I imagine Mensinger will be working around the clock right now, so it may be a little longer until the next update – we’ll soon see.

For more information:
Mensinger Guitars Website
Public Peace Website

5 replies
  1. Southpaw
    Southpaw says:

    So far it looks fantastic. I'm impressed with the pictures they're sending to keep you up to date. They really tell a nice story.

    • Neal
      Neal says:

      I'm very pleased, and excited to see the next update. The photos are getting better too – they started out with a compact camera but are now shooting with a DSLR. Perhaps they liked the idea of giving the customer a montage of their guitar being built, it would certainly be a cool option to offer potential customers.

  2. mark m
    mark m says:

    Hey! Just checked out the latest photos! This is coming along nicely! It must be great to know these are actually of the specific guitar you'll be getting soon. Also great to see the hand crafted work going into it too!
    I look forward to seing the next round of photos. It must be finished soon 🙂

    • Neal
      Neal says:

      Cheers Mark. I've been getting new photo updates usually every Monday so far so hopefully there should be some new eye-candy soon. But obviously with MusikMesse just around the corner things could slow down for a little bit 🙂


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