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

Instrument details: Tim Hughes - Electric guitar


Tim has joined the flamed maple cap and is planing it to thickness.

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The American walnut body is planed flat to receive the maple cap and checked with a straight edge.

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The maple is glued onto the walnut body after channels have been routed for the wiring.

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Meanwhile the walnut neck has been blocked up and the truss rod has been fitted. Next up, the headstock veneer is glued on.

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The final neck angle is marked on the neck with a sliding bevel.

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Tim has fitted an ebony back veneer to his headstock.

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The edge of the body is routed for conrner binding.

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The corner binding has been fitted and the neck is glued into place.

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Final fitting of the block fingerboard inlays is done with a sharp chisel.

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Before assembly Tim does an initial test of the balance....

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The sunburst has been hand applied rather than sprayed, and then lacquered.

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A rear view showing Tim's design for the neck join.

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Tim's headstock.

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The finished guitar.

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

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