Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Popping the Flame

I'm in the process of building another new Highline guitar design. You can follow the progress on my tumbler blog. At any rate, I wanted to share a photo I just took of the body after applying a wash of oil based stain. What looked like plain white Maple really came to life. As I walk around the body, the flame Maple's figure shifts. It's an optical illusion called chatoyancy and it creates a 3D like surface. Very cool.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful top.

    Chris, I'm building a highline guitar designed by you (my first attempt). If you like, you can check the progress at my blog (in portuguese).