Meeting
April 23, 2017


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The Amazon Rosewood Back Plates

We prepared the back plates for joining and in the process salvaged enough wood to have a bookmatched headplate. We need to clean up the joint before gluing.

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Tom's guitar in progress

Back and sides are Ambrosia Maple. He bought a bound and inlayed fretboard for it.

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Dennis D's bass ukes

He wanted to know if we noticed that the strings on the through-neck uke had uneven gain when amplified. We did.

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Larry Sakayama's Shop in Wirtz, VA


Scarf Joint for Neck Headstock

We cut the scarf joint, thicknessed the headstock piece to 1/2" (final headstock thickness will be 5/8" with headplate and veneer), and glued the neck shaft and headstock pieces together.

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Fretwork

Jack showed the tools and techniques he uses to clean up the fret ends.

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Larry's guitar in progress

Being built from various piece of wood laying around the shop. The top is piece together from a 2x4.

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Robbie's Gibson

It's a Gibson CE I've used for years. We were discussing the fingerboard radius. Its flat like a classical guitar with a 1 3/4" width at the nut.

It has a Shadow pick up and pre amp.

Similar to a Les Paul i.e. solid mahogany body and neck with a spruce top. There are channels routed into the body under the top to produce a nice warm tone and lots of sustain when amplified.

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We were also discussing the low neck profile with a slight "D" shape and the flat heal to facilitate playing in foreign territory-past the 12th fret. The neck profile is close to the G4V guitar (background) in the photo.