A Guitar Is Born – Custom Lefty Mensinger Guitar Build Part2

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 of this series I suggest you head back and get yourself up to speed, but don’t worry – you haven’t missed much so far.

Update Number 2

So what have I got for you lovely people this week?  An absolute ton of new images, that’s what!  The guys at Mensinger have completely spoiled us this week with 25 more photos detailing the process of building my Arcadia.  Take a look below…

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In this new batch of photos we can see the body being cut out, cavities being routed, cavity cover plates being cut, body contours being shaped and the binding being applied.  These slabs of wood have suddenly started to look like a guitar!

As you can see, the guitar is now progressing along nicely.  According to the data from the image files, the first and last photos were taken only one day apart – to me, that is amazing.  The next update should be very interesting indeed!  Stay tuned… :)

If you are interested, higher resolution photos can always be found on our Flickr Page

For more information:
Mensinger Guitars Website
Public Peace Website

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Neal has been playing guitar (left-handed!) for over 20 years, and has also worked in various roles within the guitar retail industry since 2012. In his spare time he loves to travel, ride bikes, and suck at videogames. More Info

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