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Here's a bridge on its shaper template ready for contouring:
Just check this out! This is a shop-built belt sander with a "dead head," a fixed platen over which the belt slides:
There's a special swinging fixture to hold the neck blank which rotates against the moving belt to produce a finish sanded final neck contour.
That's one fine neck shaper!
Inside the guitar, the neck block is specially designed and assembled from three precisely shaped parts:
This torture device holds the three pieces in precise alignment as they're glued:
The lower section curves and extends out all the way to the first back brace for extra neck angle stabilization:
Precise alignment of parts is evident in each of the assembly operations:
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