This severed headstock ( destined for the garbage can )
was pinned and glued this week in
preparation for slicing and splicing in next week's class.
Rowan cleaning up the excess hide glue, while it is still soft,
after steaming off the neck on this 60's Harmony guitar.
Everyone had a front row seat for the neck removal procedure.
This clamping configuration, and a steam injection needle
( Browns Guitar Factory ... thx John ! )
made quick work of this job. Once the clamping configuration
and "dry run " was done;
the neck came off cleanly and safely in about 25 seconds.
Bob is truing up the fingerboard
before dropping in the new frets
on this custom Warmoth swamp ash
Tele (TM) "Parts-Caster" that he is building.
Bob brought another beautiful Warmoth Tele to class
to line up and install the Wilkenson Trem Bridge,
fit the neck to the body
cut and install a compensated nut
and did a complete fret installation.
This was one of 4 different "kit guitars"
that he put together during the
Level 1 and Level 2 courses.
Rowan's 12-String Guild had the bridge removed
and re-glued and a new compensated bone saddle cut last class.