How the Acoustic Guitar is Made
The final stretch!
The neck and body are finally joined
After being coated and polished the guitar is looking quite nice. Next, the neck and body are joined at last. The luthier makes sure that the neck and body are tightly joined with adhesive. This ensures that the structure is strong and that the instrument transmits sound well.
Hammering the frets
Next, frets made from a nickel silver alloy are hammered into the fingerboard. Each fret has a foot (around 3 mm) that is lined with alternating triangular studs. This structure allows it to catch in the fingerboard, fixing it in place. Although guitars typically have 20 frets, each fret has a different width since the neck grows thicker toward the body.