A Guitar Is Born – Custom Lefty Mensinger Guitar Part4

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 onepart two and part three of this series I suggest you head back and get yourself up to speed – there’s plenty of great photos to catch up with! Alternatively, check out the full set of build photos available on our Flickr page.

Update Number 4

I’m very excited to say that the guitar is now complete and should be with me in a couple of weeks or so!  So in what will be the final build update of this series, we have a further 12 high quality images showing the penultimate stages of this custom guitar build project.  Throughout this series of photos we can see the guitar being clear-coated and buffed, having the electronics installed and finally being inspected.  Take a look below…

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I’d like to thank Mensinger and Public Peace for the fantastic photos they have found the time to take over the progression of the build – they really went far beyond what I had expected.  I cannot wait to get my grubby hands on the Arcadia to see if it plays as good as it looks.

In total the process has taken 9 weeks from the date of payment through to the guitar being completed, which is fantastic.  The guitar will now be forwarded to Public Peace in Germany who will then send it on to me, so tack on another week or 2 for delivery.  If you’re considering ordering a Mensinger yourself, feel free to get in touch with any questions about the whole process.  So far I have nothing but praise for these guys.

Mensinger Arcadia Custom Left Handed Guitar

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

I guess update number 5 will be my review ;)

For more information:
Mensinger Guitars Website
Public Peace Website

Neal Author Bio
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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