Kohei Fujii Guitars

Kohei Fujii Guitars

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Taku-Sakashita 12-strings maintenance

Taku-Sakashita made 12-strings guitar returned for maintenance. This guitar making originally started by Late Taku Sakashita. When Taku completed the back making and top sound board joint, he passed a way. I took-over this guitar making project and completed. This guitar has a premium grade of the Brazilian RW back and sides. Neck head veneer, finger board, and bridge are also Brazilian RW. Please enjoy some photos for this beautiful mater piece.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Maple Jazz Nylon Epoxy filler apply

Maple Jazz Nylon:
I have been working on a Maple Jazz Nylon Project. This guitar is using a premium grade of Maple B&S. Top is an European spruce with Balsa/Graphite Epoxy composite lattice bracing. I completed the first coat of the Epoxy filler apply. Now, this guitar shows the breath taking beauty of flaming in back and sides.  Once it completed, this guitar will show the premium fiddle back beauty.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

King Wood Jazz Nylon Complete

     King Wood Jazz Nylon is completed. This time, I applied the Shellac finish on top and Water based Acrylic finish for the Neck, Back, and Sides. Shellac finish on top has shown active effects for improving the sound clearness. I expected this result; however, the sound quality improvement was more than I predicted. Although the shellac finish is very thin and fragile, I will use the Shellac for my future built. Please enjoy posted photos. This guitar has really nice King wood beauty of purple. Tonal quality wise, the king wood is very close to the Brazilian Rose wood.
     I will show this guitar on the Winters Guitar Festival in June 29 and June 30. Please come and try my beautiful guitars.


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Epoxy filler apply

All wood working are done. I completed the first session of the Epoxy filling work. King wood back and sides require at least two Epoxy filling/sanding sessions. Hopefully, this guitar is able to obtain good enough filling quality. If not, I will have three sessions to complete the filling process.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Binding and scroll edge making

Ebony binding installation work was completed. Ebony is a very difficult material for bending installation. This material is very brittle an requires extra caution for the bending work. However, this material makes a real beauty of black and white trim. I also, has been using the scrolled edge decoration for my Jazz nylon model. Scrolled edge requires nice jet black color for using the blacked died material. After sending lengthy detailed installation works, this guitar shows beautiful scrolled cut-a-way edge.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Neck making and more

      I have not been updated my guitar making activities. There are many prepossess. Neck blanks making is done. My neck has unique vended square slots. I also has been using V-joint between the head and the neck. My neck also has unique three piece configuration for nylon strings model. I have been using non compromised and most time consuming neck configuration to make a super precise and robust neck.
     Channeling for the body is also done. Binding and purfling are ready for install.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Closing box

Jazz nylon is ready to close the box. I applied two coats of shellac for the top and sides. After glue the back, I also applied two coats of Nitrocellulose lacquer to the back. After close the box, I already trimmed out the over sized top and back boards for gluing process. The box showed pretty long time decaying tapping tone approximately 1-second as I expected. I am very happy with this result. This is the first time using the Lutz spruce for the Jazz nylon model. Tapping tone was pretty much the same as the European top.