Back Purfling Grooves

Back purfling grooves with walnut strips beside body

Well, I was right – the back grooves took almost two hours to finish by hand. Some time ago I had thicknessed two strips of Walnut for the purfling. Today I slit one of them into five sections. My plan is to use solid Walnut for the purfling instead of the traditional three-layer black-white-black purfling.