a few updates.
the rear cavity has been routed into the body
I did a lamination of Sapele on the rear of the headstock to match the body.
here it is before I drilled for the tuner holes and dyed it
Here it is after the holes were drilled and the wood dyed
Tony asked that the front of the body be whitewashed
here's the body after whitewashing
and the headstock after the ebony inlay(sorry I forgot to take photos) and the whitewashing
next step is to dye the body and then seal and lacquer