Late last year I began working on this guitar, and am getting back to it now. It has a theme based around wine and has a wine glass on the fingerboard, and the body will have grapes and grape leaves. Here is a picture of the carving in progress.
The headstock is still in progress, but has a wine bottle with my logo inlaid into it.
And the fingerboard has a glass of wine as an inlay. I still need to shape the back of the neck and fret the fingerboard.
It took longer than I expected to complete the shaping and final sanding of the grapes and grape leaves. The neck is now completed and ready for finish.
I used a concoction of boiled rushes to dye the grape leaves green, and it ended up being a very subtle color tending to the more yellow side of green. For the stems I used tea which also ended up being very light, and for the grapes I boiled down some Chianti wine which did a very good job of staining the birch.
Final finish being applied.
The guitar is complete and waiting for me to wind the pickups and install them.