Course: September 2009
Richard Buscall    James Evans    Leah Jerrett    David Parker    Sarah Wingert

Instrument details: David Parker - Electric guitar


David is making an electric guitar with an internal resonance unit which will consist of 12 tuned chambers, made using routed channels.

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This unit will be fitted below the bridge in a routed cavity.

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The body is walnut made from two pieces which David is preparing to join.

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A 'scarfed' neck join; the headstock angle is achieved by cutting through a straight neck blank and switching the end under the main block.

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The truss rod is glued in with a wood fillet on top.

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You can't have too many cramps... The walnut facing is glued on using plenty of cramps for even pressure.

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The neck is bolt-on, with recessed screw bushes.

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The rebate for the corner bindings is routed.

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The trial stringing, 'in the white', is when the set-up and fine tuning can be addressed.

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The oil finish is applied by hand.

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Final stringing...

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...and playing.

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Course: September 2009
Richard Buscall    James Evans    Leah Jerrett    David Parker    Sarah Wingert

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