Course: September 2012
Charlie Cannon    Magnus Kongstein    Michel Moy    Marcos Solano

Instrument details: Charlie Cannon - Electric guitar


Charlie starts by preparing the join on his maple cap.

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He then planes his poplar body to thickness. A scrub plane is used for rapid stock removal.

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A cavity is routed in the body...

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...before the maple is cap is glued on.

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Drilling the machine head holes.

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The end of the body is planed flat and square to receive the neck.

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The neck is then fitted with the join checked by eye and with feeler gauges.

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After the neck is glued, Charlie fits the fingerboard. Small dowels are used to locate it, and to prevent it slipping during gluing.

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The fingerboard then has a camber planed onto it.

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Applying the oil finish.

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Charlie tests out his finished guitar.

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With the neck finished, and tril stringing completed, Charlie sands ready for finishing.

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The finished group.

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Course: September 2012
Charlie Cannon    Magnus Kongstein    Michel Moy    Marcos Solano

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