EJ Electric Guitars & Basses 2013 & 2014
Most of my guitar bodies begin as a shape drawn on a piece of paper > Transferred to a heavy piece (3/4" or greater thickness) of masonite board. The shaped masonite is then double-face taped to the laminated hardwood boards selected for the instrument > then shaped and carved into an electric guitar body ready to route the control, pickup, neck, and tremolo cavities > sand, seal, polish, and wax it; then install electronics and hardware > then make the neck. Basic visual steps required to build a neck can be found below. "Bolt-on" or glue in the neck at this point unless it is neck through body construction. Make final adjustments- intonation, neck relief, string height, test electronics and grounding. It's a good idea to let brand new instruments settle, sit, age a bit (a week or 2), and acclimate to one environment. Play it, retune it, and play it some more. Recheck neck relief and adjust as needed.