Course: January 2011
Tim Hughes    Andy Jordan    Sam McClaren    Jules Myer-Smith    Kenny Silver

Instrument details: Kenny Silver - Electric guitar


Having flattened both edges, Kenny glues together the two pieces of padauk that make up the body.

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The top is then planed flat.

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The neck socket is routed prior to cutting the shape.

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The neck often needs extra pieces added to the headstock to accomodate the wider headstock shape.

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The sides of the neck are planed to fit the neck pocket and Kenny is checking the fit.

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The holes are then drilled for the neck screws.

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Kenny is routing out cavities for the mother of pearl fingerboard inlays.

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With the neck fretted a trial stringing can be done to check the effect of string tension on the instrument.

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A bit more routing, this time for the pickup cavities.

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The body can now be final sanded.

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The deep pores in the padauk need to be filled prior to finishing.

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...and fitting of the pickups.

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And then plugging in and trying out.

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With the guitar finished, it can be reassembled starting with the wiring...

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Course: January 2011
Tim Hughes    Andy Jordan    Sam McClaren    Jules Myer-Smith    Kenny Silver

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