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SYNCHROCASTER GUITAR BUILD UPDATE!!!

So here we are getting to the business end of the neck of the Synchrocaster!

Rough cut headstock ready for profiling and sanding.

Rough cut headstock ready for profiling and sanding.

Rough cut headstock transition.

Rough cut headstock transition.

Rough cut headstock  transition.

Rough cut headstock transition.

Rough cut neck heel.

Rough cut neck heel.

Rough cut neck ready for profiling and sanding.

Rough cut neck ready for profiling and sanding.

Rough cut neck ready for profiling and sanding.

Rough cut neck ready for profiling and sanding.

Rough cut headstock ready for profiling and sanding.

Rough cut headstock ready for profiling and sanding.

Rough cut headstock ready for profiling and sanding.

Rough cut headstock ready for profiling and sanding.

Rough cut neck ready for profiling and sanding.

Rough cut neck ready for profiling and sanding.

Slab ebony fret board is "feathered" into headstock bevel.

Slab ebony fret board is “feathered” into headstock bevel.

rough-cut neck heel.

rough-cut neck heel.

After the fret board was glued to the neck slab it was time to do some cutting. First off the over-hanging ebony slab needed to be “feathered” into the headstock bevel using a very fine rasp (being very careful not to tear-out across the ends of the ebony).Then the excess maple from either side of the neck slab was trimmed with the band saw and my headstock template was spray glued to the headplate end and trimmed using the fret saw and coping saw. The next step will be to plane neck edges and headstcock straight edge then to profile curves using the bobbin sander. After this the back of the neck will be profiled by hand using different grade rasps and scrapers. Stand by!

TFM

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