submit to reddit Creative Commons License
Valid XHTML 1.1 Valid CSS!

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.

19th of November:
Today I used the new drill to drill the cable canal to the bridge. I also were also successful on removing the screw that broke, but sadly the next one also broke. I will have to drill before trying to attach the next one.

Here are some pictures of the result:

broken screw
I used a hand drill to remove the first broken screw

I also used the router to increase the depth of the socket.

20th of November:
Today I reinforce the lines on the body, I also used the router to increase the depth of the socket for the jack holder even further. This to allow the jack socket itself to fit...

I also noticed that the quality of the bridge does not seem to be so good, the plating seems to be loosening. Please see the picture below:

But I am convinced now that it is made out of brass, as you can see the color of it.

Here are some pictures of the build:


23th of November:
Today much have happened to the build the body have been sawed out, the pickguard has been planed.

Here are some pictures:

The following picture is of the pickguard:

The last two pictures are of the body and the neck together, as you can see I still have not cut the neck so that it fits into the slot.

A picture of the whole balalajka so far.

Back - Next