The next S-12 harp guitars are all in the same state, now with the back glued on, the box is closed up and is looking very nice. Some finish sanding is next before the first coats of varnish will be applied to finialize the process. It will be exciting to hear the first notes played, as it usually is, once the bridge is glued on and they are all set up properly.
There is usually a week or so “break in” period after they are strung up for the first time to let the neck and the body conform to the newly applied tension from the strings, then a final saddle and truss rod adjustment is made before they can be shipped. It won’t be long now!