Course: May 2016
John Crawford    Premanand Giri    Ralph Johns    Jim Oxley    Pete Smith

Instrument details: Ralph Johns - Electric guitar


Ralph begins by preparing the two halves of the alder body, checking the join for any imperfection.

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The body is glued using sash cramps.

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Much of the routing can be done before the body is cut to shape

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After sawing to shape the body is sanded smooth

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Drilling for the concealed jack socket

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One of the key tasks is preparing the fingerboard

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Drilling for the neck bushes

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Shaping the walnut neck

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After wiring the electronics the guitar is reassembled

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Ralph then strings up his guitar and checks the set-up

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The headstock

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Ralph has made a backplate from walnut to match the neck

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Ralph's finished guitar

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Course: May 2016
John Crawford    Premanand Giri    Ralph Johns    Jim Oxley    Pete Smith

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