Friday 22nd February 2008
tuners are put on the RF Slim
the frets marked off, filed and stoned flat and then carefully bprofiled and polished.. small frets give this guitar an extremely low action!
the padouk fingerboard is oiled and buffed up
and the pickups and hardware are installed.. the new, larger, wiring cavities make this much easier!
the compensated ebony nut in it’s component for..
and after fitting.. a long process as the shelf section has to be contoured to fit over the curve of the fingerboard
she is then scalloped, cut an polished..
the strings go on for the first time..
and here is a virgin control cavity
which is shielded carefully
and here she is with all the neccesaries
once everything is in she gets her set up
here we have my first close up sighting a local, slighlty annoying, woodpecker..
the battery compartment is cut out
and the custom output cover cut and shaped out of scratchplate material.. not that I’ve made a scratchplate in a while!!
but it works quite well
as does this.. very unattractive, but worth it in the end.
the truss rod cover is shaped out of ebony
and then the nut slots are cut down to give the perfect action.
and her final setup commences.. this takes two or three hours
and she sits on the wall for a while!
on to Archies Chinese Ovation
the new soundholes are cut
and Frieder does an A/B test.. beautiful sounds commenced!
and he fell in love with his new baby..
the first of the new generation RF Slimlines!
’till next week,
Crimson Custom Guitars