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Fig. 3.Suggested construction and mounting of the bending iron. (The constructor may vary details to suit his own purpose but it should be borne in mind that, in use, the brass tube— not iron, which will mark the wood—will become hot so it should be reasonably isolated from
anything likely to be scorched).
WOOD REQUIRED
Sides: 2 pieces of rosewood, walnut, mahogany, maple or sycamore: 30" x 31/2" x 1/8". Linings; 2 pieces of spruce or pine: 30" x 5/8" x 3/8"; 2 pieces of spruce or sycamore: 30" x
Back: 2 pieces of rosewood, walnut, mahogany, maple or sycamore (the same wood as used fat the sides): 20" x 73/4" x 1/8".
Face: 2 pieces of spruce or pine: 20" x 73/4" x1/8".
Neck: 1 piece of hard rosewood, walnut or maple: 21" x 3" x 3".
Fingerboard: 1 piece of ebony, hard rosewood, or stained pearwood: 171/2" x 21/2" x 1/4".
In addition to the above, various pieces of spruce, ebony, etc., will be needed but these requirements can be obtained as the need for them occur during the construction of the guitar.
(The amateur guitar maker might find difficulty in purchasing the appropriate woods from normal timber suppliers. The writer knows of several amateur guitar makers who have found suitable woods in secondhand furniture shops by buying an old table or sideboard, etc. This possibility should not be overlooked,)
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