Penultimate Guitar Update…


This is the second to last update…

The fret board is on and the neck nearly finished.

While it was not beyond our expertise, it was simpler to buy a fret board.

The fret board is made from Ebony and came ready shaped and cut for the fret wire… delivered…all up $85.00.. good value indeed…

Truss rod has be inserted and the fret board glued and clamped…

The fret wire needs to be cut to fit the grooves… these grooves have an extremely fine kerf… which would have necessitated the purchase of a specialty fret cutting saw… and template…so better to get a ready made..

You may not be able to see it but the board is both tapered and contoured…you will however be able to see the kerf… and how thin it really is..

The fret wire has a barbed ridge on one edge to fit the kerf and hold it in place… it does need a fair amount of force to drive these barbs in… once in, they will not come out without damaging the fret board… so you only get on chance…All in all, I think that young Johnathan has done a fabulous job on his first guitar… he is already planning future guitars… I wish him the best of luck…My last post on this guitar will have to wait for the paint job and final assembly…

Stay Tuned….

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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2 Responses to Penultimate Guitar Update…

  1. Lew says:

    I suppose you cannot appreciate the amount of talent and work it takes to make a musical instrument until you actually do this.
    Nice Job!!
    Lew

  2. Bill says:

    Going to look fantastic I can tell.

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