17 January 2014

This Week at Scott Guitars

Neck ready for fitting to soundboard
Back tuned and ready for fitting to sides
This week's theme was assembly. Two necks had their heels and head stocks carved on monday, then I was able to assemble both of the guitars of the current batch.

The guitars are assembled
Assembly is an important (obviously!) and exciting stage that marks a shift in the construction process. Before assembly, the work is about making the guitar's main parts - the back, the top, the sides and the neck. Assembly is the point when these completed components get fitted and glued together into a guitar. After this stage, there are only a few more gluings to be done - the bindings, the fingerboard and the bridge. Clean craftsmanship after assembly is vital to achieving an elegant and professional looking instrument.