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Neck construction

Setting of the trussrod in a maple neck.
The neck of a guitar is equipped in its center with a metallic rod. It allows to modify the flatness of the neck.

Maple Neck


Truss rod


Setting the trussrod


Cutting the frets slots


Gluing of the fretboard on the neck


Cutting the mother of pearl


Inlaying the mother of pearl


Fretting


Fretting finish


Drilling the fretboard marks


Veneering



Drilling for the machine heads


Adjustment of the neck shape


Sanding


Body construction

Building of an alder body with a flamed maple top

Body Gauge


Alder pieces


Adjusting the thickness


Flamed maple top


Gluing the top


Gluing the body


Cutting the body


Sanding the contour


Shaping the contour


Digging of the pickups cavities


Sanding the top


Assembling the body with the neck


Final sanding


Varnishing


Assembling the machine heads, the tail piece,
the tune o matic and the pickups

Custom-Shop

Formerly glass cutter and engraver, graduated from the "Feuillantines school" in Paris, Guy OUDENOT radicaly changes careers in 1976 becoming a luthier. A hard worker that taught himself the art of guitar making, Guy leaves his small workshop of "La Villemarqué" in Bréhand-Moncontour to open a small shop in St Brieuc in 1989. Several years later, recognition of his hard work paid off and the store grew to become today the largest guitar shop in France. Still, what Guy loves more than anything is making guitars.