Project Ares SC Custom, Niclas Lindh

Here is some pictures from the making of an Ares SC Custom. This guitar will be made with a quilted maple top. More pictures will come during the project. The project started at 16 september 2010

Selecting wood for the body. The wood is a nice old piece of alder

Yes, perfect pieces.



Planning

Gluing



Selecting a bookmatched quilted maple top

Gluing ....


... under pressure

In the bandsaw



Sanding edges

OK, so far so good.



Routing

Frontside



Backside

Drilling channels



The neck in a prefinished stadium

Fretting



Side dots

Shaping the back of the neck



Put together for test

Customer tests the guitar before laquer.



Stained by hand

This will be nice



In the spraybooth, backside.

Frontside



Spraying the neck

Polishing by hand


Tuners in place

The neck is mounted



A hole must be drilled for the split switch

Coverplate


Jackplate

Finally ready. Time to call the customer....



...to show up and test the guitar

Guitar nr 276, an Ares SC Custom, is ready to go.