Course: September 2008
Ian Garner    Coley Perkins    Jesse Stearn    Richard Steel    Dorothy Thurston    Hordur Tomasson

Instrument details: Ian Garner - Electric guitar


Richard's first job is to join the two halves of the body.

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Both surfaces are planed flat and square....

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...then fine tuned until they meet perfectly.

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The control cavity and neck socket are routed out prior to the body shape being cut.

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The body has been cut to shape and the bandsaw marks must be sanded out.

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Ian is preparing the underside of the fingerboard.

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The fingerboard is glued on and the neck is reduced to the fingerboard outline.

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The neck is shaped using rasps and spokeshave.

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Having seen the effect of string tension on the neck the frets are stoned.

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The guitar is assembled 'in the white', ie without finish for testing.

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With all tested and working well the guitar is sanded ready for finishing.

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The fiished guitar is ready to play.

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The guitar is assembled for a trial stringing. Note the paper shims in the join which allow for the thickness of lacquer in the finished instrument.

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Course: September 2008
Ian Garner    Coley Perkins    Jesse Stearn    Richard Steel    Dorothy Thurston    Hordur Tomasson

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