Building my Electric Guitar

Building My Electric Guitar - Sanding The Guitar Body

Next came sanding the body of the electric guitar. This is a bit time consuming, but in the end, this is what makes the difference on having a good finish on the guitar.

Also notice I used a piece of cardboard on the underside of the guitar body. This is to provide some padding on the underside of the guitar. This is so the vibrations of the sander don't put marks on the bottom surface of the guitar while sanding.


Building my electric guitar - sanding the mahogany wood body



I started out with 80 grit sandpaper on the pad sander, and gradually worked up to 220 grit sandpaper.

After I got done with sanding the guitar body, I tried cleaning off the sawdust and noticed that it was actually embeddedd into the grain of the wood. I used my shop-vac to pull the sawdust out of the wood. This worked well.


Building my electric guitar - sanding the mahogany body

Building my Electric Guitar

Next page: Gluing The Neck To The Body




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