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  1. My Gretsch Style Guitar Kit Build

    Shim the neck to the soundboard Through the alignment process, the neck has become a little far up from the soundboard. So I decided to shim the gap to the soundboard. Trem screws reinforce To screw the trem system with two screws only through the soundboard seems a little weak to me, so I made me two blocks of wood to glue under the soundboard. To glue them in the right spot, I made a Template of paper, thad I taped on the inside. Glue the neck To glue in the neck was fairly easy. I glued the neck with Titebond wood glue. I'v spreaded the glue with a thin peace of cardboard on the body side of the joint. The neck I clamped with two clamps an two blocks of plywood thad have a layer of cork. The block on the fretboard side have a radius thad matches the radius of the fretboard. Superglue the neck joint The wood glue has left a slight grove on some spots on the neck joint. This grove I have filled with superglue. On the side of the body and neck joint I made a barrier with painters tape and some teflon to prevent the glue from dripping out. Part 2 on YouTube
  2. My Gretsch Style Guitar Kit Build

    The Kit The kit has come with a mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with acrylic block inlay and a maple body. Prepare the Neck The neck tenon was milled to small and not right on the centerline. So I created some wooden studs to temporarily set the bridge. With thad I was able to measure position exactly. With my Centerline Finder I measured how much I had to correct in witch way. With some mahogany veneer I added material, so I could chisel the tenon back to a tight fit. The build on YouTube:
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