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Making the Neck:


Neck blank Sawing the headstock piece Sanding the angle

Angle complete Slotting for truss rod Ready to glue

Gluing headstock The overlay Making the headstock

Making the headstock Making the headstock Making the headstock

Headstock is fully formed Inlaying the headstock Inlaying the headstock

Inlaying the headstock Headstock finished Slotting the fretboard

Radiusing the fretboard:  The jig on the power sander puts the basic radius on and then hand-sanding with a radius block Fretboard Making the neck to body dovetail joint


Body side Checking alignment Fitting to the body


Gluing on the fretboard Heel cap All fitted

Tuning machine Complete headstock Final shape of the neck


Steel String IndexMaking the TopMaking the BackMaking the SidesMaking the NeckAssemble the BodyFinal Steps

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