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View Resource How to Paint Swirl a Guitar

This PDF document provides a guide for a classroom demonstration on how to paint swirl a guitar. Materials required include a plastic storage container, borax, oil paint and a guitar body. This lesson plan includes photographs of the process and a step by step walk through of how to complete the demonstration.

View Resource Guitar Production Standards Blueprints

This PDF document provides a few blueprints for guitar production standards. The drawings include some cross-sections and close-up details. Measurements are also provided. The features illustrated are common to all 25-1/2" scale length guitars.

View Resource Swirl Dipping a Guitar: Water Standards in the Paint Swirling Process

This PDF document looks at the process of swirl dipping guitars and the water standards involved. The document provides the findings from an experiment examining the pH level of water; the way Borax interacted with water was examined. The resulting measurements from the experiment are provided.

View Resource Guitarbuilding Fabrication Video Series

This page from the Guitarbuilding project provides a number of very interesting videos on the design and manufacturing of guitars. Videos cover topics like performing basic wood repairs on guitars, soldering and wiring techniques, gluing fretboards to guitar necks and assembling the pickups to the pickup rings. The videos vary in length, and Flash is required to view them.

View Resource Understanding Guitar Wiring

This zipped file provides a number of documents which will help students understand the particulars of guitar wiring. The documents cover the three-way toggle switch, the 5-way lever-action switch, magnetic pick-ups, mini toggle switches, output jacks, selector switches and other details. Once the zipped file is downloaded, the documents (which are in Microsoft Word doc file format) may be viewed.

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