Wednesday 5th March ’08
time to build a nut… the acrylic sounds similar to a graphite nut.. and it’s much prettier!
a lot of filing is involved
the next half of the compensated beastie is rounded over to match the curve of the fretboard
and then glued in place
before rough-cutting out the string slots
after scalloping her and rounding over the edges the whole nut is polished through the grits with wet and Dry paper
and then, carefully, polished on the buffer
so that she ends up looking like this!!
next up the frets are filed flat
and, after profiling each fret, the fretboard is cleaned and oiled
and then buffed up on the wheel
the wiring holes are redrilled to make sure they are clear of any debris
and this lovely horse smells the strawberry smell of the perspex being drilled and came to the window to investigate!
the custom clear pickups from Wizard are to be installed next
I love them!
next up the tuners are installed.. this looks amazing and proved to me that the clear headstock was the right idea!
the screws under each string of the bridge are all wired together to ground them
the strings are installed
and each string slot is cut down to a reasonable action
and she is played for the first time!!! .. the fun part!! the next hour or so is spent relaxing the neck into the tension of the strings.
one of the good things about the acrylic is the reflection!
But she really looks shit hot under lights!!
Tommorow she is wired and delivered..
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