The making of John, Paul and George Burns July 1996-November 1997:
Below are drawings of the body shape which I used for making ‘John’, ‘Paul’ and ‘George Burns’. These drawings were produced on computer with my graphic artist friend Greg Campbell in November 1996 and were based on several of my hand drawn cardboard templates.
Red Special body outline with veneer thickness
Red Special body outline less veneer thickness
George Burns acoustic chambers being milled in body
Glueing together top and bottom sections of John and Paul
John’s body ready for veneer glueing
Coating the backs of the bodies with West System epoxy resin
George Burns body before veneer glueing
George before New Guinea Rosewood veneer glued on top plywood face
George’s New Guinea Rosewood veneer is coated with West System epoxy resin to seal and fill the deep pores of the grain and to bring out the incredible looking textures of the timber. West System used as a base followed by other paint systems does this more effectively than anything else I have used.
Binding channel being routed on George Burns
Binding channels routed
Binding being glued to the back of Paul, George waiting for his
Binding glued to the backs of the 3 bodies
Binding being glued to the tops of the bodies, George Burns about to have his binding done.
Binding glued to tops of bodies
Binding about to be scraped and sanded flush
George Burns’ body – neck pocket milling #1
George Burns’ body – neck pocket milling #2
John neck pocket milling