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In The Build Process

Atto Model

ATM 2.1.64

  • Body: Padauk
  • Top: Spanish Cedar
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Binding: Cream PVC
  • Fretboard, Headstock, Bridge: Indian Rosewood

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I use several layers of epoxy to fill in the pores in the wood.

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I am using nitrocellulose lacquer that is some what noxious, so I use a fan to blow the overspray out of the shop.

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Here I am positioning the bridge on the top of the guitar.

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I use a sharp blade to score the perimeter and then I scrap away all of the finish where the bridge will go.

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A little glue and a little pressure.

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I let the glue set up overnight.

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Now I can finish drilling the holes for the bridge pins.

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And then I make a few adjustments.