Course: September 2006
Dan Barnard    Kristian Garrett    Zach Goldman    Chris Kincannon    Terry Miles    Patrick Pinfold

Instrument details: Kristian Garrett - Electric guitar


Kristian is planing the basswood body flat ready for the padauk facing.

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The padauk facing has been joined and planed, and is now being surfaced using a scraper plane.

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Kristian has decided to achieve a decorative effect by cutting the facing to a different shape to the body.

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The facing has been cut to shape and glued to the body. This has then been cut to the overall shape and Kristian is sanding the body outline smooth.

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The holes are then drilled where the neck will be bolted to the body.

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Kristian is routing control cavities where the various switches and pots will go.

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The fret slots are sawn on an adapted jig.

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Kristian is using a spokeshave to shape the neck.

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The frets are stoned level and to ensure the correct balance between the bass and treble relief.

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Time to try it out.

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Once the guitar has been finished and reassembled the wires are run through the body and connected to the various pots and switches.

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Course: September 2006
Dan Barnard    Kristian Garrett    Zach Goldman    Chris Kincannon    Terry Miles    Patrick Pinfold

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