Construction - Body 1

The glue-up jig shown here and in the next picture works well to assemble the back and sides.







The spreaders help maintain the integrity of the rims while the bottom of the jig provides a flat, stable surface for the glue up.




Pressure clamps make the glue-up easy and quick—60-90 seconds—alleviating concern over the glue drying out.

Locater pins help align the plates and rims and control slippage.

The neoprene gasket is probably not needed on the hard maple back, but does prevents marring the spruce when gluing on the top. Gluing the top is done essentially the same, but without the jig.