Things are really taking shape now. Removed the top and fretboard from the gluing jig and used it to trace the shape onto the bookmatched back piece. After insuring that they are the same size, I test fit the pieces so far.
Next, I need to install the strips which will secure the sides. I have always liked the artistic effect made by the clothespins. This also reminds me of the pictures from the old Foxfire book that was my construction guide 40 years ago.