Just getting started carving the top. Showing off my main gouges for this task...a 35 mm #7 for rapid wood removal, and a 40mm #5 for smoothing.
Been working alot, but not posting alot. The ribs are complete except for some trimming of the blocks and linings, and the back is complete and braced. I've already trimmed the excess wood from outside the outline of the back, but did not photograph it again. I prefer to install purfling after the body is assembled, so that will come later.