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Edge-Joining the Guitar


The Unpacked Kit
Ribbon Lining
End-Piece Set
Guitar Top
Top Bracing
Guitar Back
Back Bracing
Attaching the Back
Attaching the Top
Edge Bindings
Fitting the Neck
Truss Rod
Fitting the Nut
Grain Filling
Attaching the Neck
Attaching the Bridge
Saddle and Nut
It's Done!

The first step in assembling the back is to edge-join the two pieces of mahogany that make up the back together, with a strip of black plastic running down the center as an accent stripe. This picture shows the back after it was glued together.

After gluing the back, both sides were scraped with a cabinet scraper to clean off excess glue, and to level the plastic strip with the surface of the wood. Once the scraping is complete, the back was trimmed to within a 1/2 inch of it's final shape.

The next step was to glue on the center re-enforcing strip.

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