The time had finally arrived. The finish was finally done and the East Indian Rosewood shone like a diamond. Time to string this baby up and hear if it sounds any good. The first step is locating the bridge.
I do it with the help of this spruce jig that is exactly the scale length between the nut and the saddle. I put the saddle in the bridge, the nut in its slot and find the exact location for the bridge. Then I carefully tape around that exact spot with blue tape. Several layers of blue tape. That way the bridge does not slip away and the tape provides a guide to where the shellac must be removed.
The shellac has been scraped off with a razor blade, down to raw wood. It is ready for the glue
The glue is on, the homemade clamps are applied and while the glue dries it is time to install the Peghed tuners . Soon we will hear this baby sing- I sure hope she doesn't jut croak or squeak. Tune in tomorrow to find out.