Totnes School of Guitar Making, South Devon, England, UK Totnes School of Guitar Making, South Devon, England, UK Totnes School of Guitar Making, South Devon, England, UK
Guitar making course, Totnes, Devon

Course photos: September 2021

Tom Lewthwaite-Page

Instrument details: Tom Lewthwaite-Page - Electric guitar

Construction

Tom starts by joining his quilted maple cap

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The reclaimed iroko Tom is using for the body is quite dense, so he routs weight relief chambers under the cap in addition to wiring channels.

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Gluing the maple cap - more clamps means more even pressure.

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Construction

Tom has opted for an unusual one piece glued in neck, resulting in a tricky 'closed tenon' join.

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Construction

Routing for the pickups and tremelo unit are easier done before the neck is glued.

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Construction

When the unusual neck join doesn't fit in any fretting jig the slots have to be cut in the old school way - very carefully!

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Having made the body template the body can be routed to shape

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Carving the heel before gluing the neck gives better access to the work

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Course photos: September 2021

Tom Lewthwaite-Page

Totnes School of Guitarmaking  Collins Road, Totnes, Devon, England, TQ9 5PJ  Phone: +44 (0)1803 865255
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