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mal te ns ‘& ba Der eva eet Be ee nond * | Make Your Own Electric Guitar Dennis Waring and David Raymond with an Introduction to playing by Thomas Randall i SC ea ce Oe Cl Cg Content Intioduetion 4 Guitars Through the Ages 5 Constructing a Six-String Guitar Tools and Materials 9 Explanation of Tools 9 Jigs. Templates, and the Router 12 Wood Lore and Selection 12 Design Considerations and Preparalion 13 Body shape 13 Parts ofthe Gultor 14 Headstock Design 15 Neck Considerations 17 Neck/Body Connection Options 19 Neck/Body Angle 19 Bridge types 20 Creating 2 FullSize Paitern 22 ‘The Guilar Body 24 Preparing Wood Stock 24 ‘Making the Pickup’ Neck Pocket Master Template 26 Routing Process for Pickups and Neck Packet 27 Cutting and Shaping the Body 28 outing the Flectionics Compartment 29 Bridge Placement 30 Neck Screw, Femule Holes. and Truss Rod Nut Channel 32 Cavity the Body Contours 32 Neck Pickup Wing Holes 33 Neck and Headstock 34 Wood Preparation 34 The Neck 35 The Headstock 37 The fingeibourd 39 Preparation 39 Gut Fret slots 40 Finwetboord inlays 40 Gluing Fingetboard to Neck 41 Fingerboard arching 42 Initaling Fieis 43 Finishing Fels 44 Fingerboard Side Dots 45 Assemblage 45 Filing Neck 10 Body 45 Tuning Mechanisms 46 The nut 46 Instaling Pekups 45 Electronics Compartment Cover 47 Strings and Setup 48 Finishing 40 Sanding 49 Staining 49 Sealing Woods 50 Crain Fiter 50 Topcoals 50 Rubbing Out and Polishing 51 Finishing the Fingerboard 51 Wex 51 Constructing a Bass Guitar 52 ‘The Neck 53. ‘Truss Red and Headstock 54 Fingerboard and inlays 50 Installing Frets 57 ‘The Body 57 Assembling the Body and Routing for Electronics 58 Pickup Cavities 50 Body Roundover and Body Contours 59 Petting 59 Prefinishing 60 reassembly. 60 Setup 60. Appendix 61 ‘Master Drawings for Guitar and Bass 67 Guitar Patterns 62 Bass Patterns G4 Playing the Electile Gultar and Bass 66 Hectonics 71 Wood and Tene 89 Finishing Options 92 ‘Tool Sharpening 93 Index 96