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Old 04-17-2016, 08:36 AM
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Default Fretboard/Headplate Glue Up

Originally Posted by pgilmor View Post
That is a seriously nice looking guitar!! Coming right along!

Many thanks! I think we're looking at a June completion.

Originally Posted by Deft Tungsman
Original owner?? Oh, man, that is too cool!
Yes, it was pretty cool to see a truly vintage guitar. Talk about mojo. The owner said in his cowboy drawl "This guitar has been in so many bars, I take it to AA meetings." Classic!

Larry glues the fretboard and the headplate to the neck.

The FB is positioned, then nails driven in through fret slots 1 and 11 to anchor it in place. These holes will be covered by the frets. Using this method, the positions of the FB and the headplate can be accurately reproduced, thus allowing for FB and HP removal as needed.

The headplate is positioned using the nut blank as a reference.

Here the anchor nail is visible in the headplate. The resulting hole is where one of the tuner holes will be.

The headplate caul accommodates the anchor nails.
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