Course: May 2007
Tom Abbe    Dave Austin    Kieran Binnie    Conor Glavin    Owen Williams

Instrument details: Conor Glavin - Electric guitar


Conor has joined the swamp ash he is using for the body and is planing the surface flat.

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The neck socket and control cavity are routed out before the body is cut to shape.

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The neck is mahogany with the heel blocked up and the headstock spliced to give the correct angle. All surfaces must be carefully prepared to give perfect joins.

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The neck is then glued.

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Holes are drilled in the headstock for the machine heads.

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The neck has been glued in and Conor is planing the top of the body to the level of the neck ready for the fingerboard.

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The fingerboard is planed to size on a shooting board.

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The pickup cavities are routed out with the aid of a template.

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Conor fits his frets. Note the neck's tenon join which continues under the neck pickup.

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The neck has been darkened with potassium dichromate and the body stained to match.

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The guitar has been sprayed and the lacquer cut back and polished to a high gloss.

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The guitar is finally assembled and played.

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Course: May 2007
Tom Abbe    Dave Austin    Kieran Binnie    Conor Glavin    Owen Williams

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