After shaping and fine-tuning the fit, the top is glued to the sides. The back is glued on next.
Rout a channel for the bindings, bend the bindings to match side shape and glue them in. It takes a LOT of tape to hold the bindings in place while drying.
After shaping the neck and gluing on the fingerboard, frets are installed, using a combination of pressing them in and hammering them in.
Buffing the finish to a high shine brings out all those beautiful colors in the wood.
Time to string it up!