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

Instrument details: Zach Goldman - Electric guitar


Zach is using poplar for the body and is preparing the surface for the maple facing.

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Many cramps are used to glue the facing to the body to ensure even pressure.

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Zach is routing the socket for the neck join. This is easier done before the shape is cut out.

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Zach has cut the tenon to fit the routing in the body and is finishing the fit by carefully paring the shoulders.

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Feeler gauges are a useful addition to the eye to check the fit. The gauge here is 0.05mm and will not go in anywhere. This will give a neat precise join.

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Zach is gently carving the front, starting with a rebate routed around the edge of the body.

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The shape is then carved using round bottomed planes and scrapers.

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Drilling the machine head holes.

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Zach is stoning the frets.

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The holes are drilled for the controls and Zach is setting up the drill ready to mount the output socket.

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The stain is applied by hand in several stages to pick out the figure in the wood.

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After finishing the guitar is reassembled, wired up and ready to play.

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

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