Course: January 2017
Hank Borders    Ollie Downs    Sung-Gil Kim

Instrument details: Hank Borders - Semi-hollow electric guitar


Hank starts by preparing and joining his figured maple cap

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After thicknessing the alder body, the main cavity is routed.

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The f hole is cut in the cap prior to gluing on the body

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Hank tests the neck to body fit

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Hammering in the stainless steel frets

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Routing pickup cavities

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The (exciting) trial stringing when everything is tested prior to finishing

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After spraying the lacquer is cut back flat ready for polishing

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Hank's turquoise fret markers

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Most of the wiring is done outside of the guitar with just the pickups and bridge earth wire to connect after finishing. Hank has used a 5-way switch to give coil-tap options as well as a phase switch on the tone control.

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The headstock showing a walnut dowel with truss rod access

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Time to test it out. Note the control knobs to match the inlays...

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Hank's completed guitar

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The January 2017 group

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Course: January 2017
Hank Borders    Ollie Downs    Sung-Gil Kim

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