Course: January 2012
Adam Brown    Martin Burke    Robert Johnson    Will Kearney    Sam McClaren

Instrument details: Adam Brown - 7-string electric guitar


To join the two halves for the body, each piece is planed flat prior to final fitting one to the other.

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The join is then glued using sash cramps.

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Most of the cavities can be routed prior to cutting the shape, starting with the neck pocket.

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The headstock is scarfed on by sawing the block at the appropriate angle, reversing and gluing.

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While the headstock is gluing Adam sands the bandsaw marks from the sides of the body.

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The truss rod is glued into a channel routed in the neck.

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Adam is recessing the trem plate in the back. With the use of appropriate guide bushes the same template can be used to rout both the recess and the cover plate.

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A trial stringing 'in the white' is an important step in order to see the effect of string tension and to do the set-up prior to finishing.

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After the trial stringing the frets are stoned and checked with a straight edge and feeler gauges.

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Adam has spray lacquered his guitar and flattened and polished to a high gloss.

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As much of the wiring as possible is assembled outside of the guitar.

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The guitar is then ready to be reassembled and played.

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Course: January 2012
Adam Brown    Martin Burke    Robert Johnson    Will Kearney    Sam McClaren

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