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The Body

This is my work log of how work with the body progressed:

When doing this, do not forget to think about the neck too. There are many things to keep in mind, one example is how the distance of the neck effects the location of the bridge. I made both the body and the neck at the same time.

Before you commence with this you will need to choose what dimensions you want for your neck, you should also consider if you want to use a truss rod or not. I decided the dimensions during the work, but I do not recommend it.

10th of Mars:
Below are some pictures of the whole balalajka. The next step is to improve all the details before oiling it.


19th of Mars:
Today the intonation was fixed and after this I moved on with lowering the pickup cover. I choose to route it deeper than the height of the pickguard since I planed to add springs between the body and the pickup. The middle part is extra deep, this is since I want to have the possibility to add an extra big magnet to it.

The pictures:

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