Profession guitar maker
Guitar makers create and assemble parts to build guitars according to specified instructions or diagrams. They work wood, measure and attach strings, test quality of strings and inspect the finished instrument.
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- Enterprising / Conventional
- Realistic / Artistic
- Musical instruments materials
The characteristics of composite materials, felts, glues, leathers and skins, metals and precious metals, woods and wood derivatives to create musical instruments.
- Tuning techniques
Tuning pitches and techniques and musical temperaments for the various instruments.
- Types of guitars
There are two main guitar categories, namely electric and acoustic. This last category contains a large number of subcategories such as classical, flat-topped, steel string or flamenco guitars. Electric guitars can have hollow, solid or semi-hollow bodies and the vibration of the steel strings is converted into signals that are then fed to an amplifier.
- Musical instruments
The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.
- Types of strings
Vibrating elements that generate sounds in string instruments. They can be classified into two categories, namely the decorative and the wound strings, and they can be made of different materials such as steel, gut, silk or nylon. Winding materials include aluminium, chrome steel, silver, gold and copper.
The process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures.
- Wood cuts
Different ways of cutting wood, across the grain or parallel with it, and radial or tangential to the core. The behaviour of cuts of wood under different circumstances and the optimal cut for a given purpose. Influence of special attributes of the wood, like knots or defects.
- Types of wood
Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.
- Produce guitar components
Choose the appropriate tonewood, materials and tools, and build the different guitar components such as the sound board, fretboard, headstock, neck and bridge.
- Assemble musical instrument parts
Assemble parts together such as the body, strings, buttons, keys, and others to create the final musical instrument.
- Create musical instrument parts
Design and create parts such as keys, reeds, bows, and others for musical instruments.
- Apply a protective layer
Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.
- Sand wood
Use sanding machines or hand tools to remove paint or other substances from the surface of the wood, or to smoothen and finish the wood.
- Repair musical instruments
Attach new strings, fix frames or replace broken parts of musical instruments.
- Tune stringed musical instruments
Tune any parts of stringed musical instruments that are off-key, by using various tuning techniques.
- Manipulate wood
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.
- Decorate musical instruments
Create designs on musical instruments by using methods such as embossing, piercing, painting, woodworking, weaving, and other methods.
- Create smooth wood surface
Shave, plane and sand wood manually or automatically to produce a smooth surface.
- Join wood elements
Bind wooden materials together using a variety of techniques and materials. Determine the optimal technique to join the elements, like stapling, nail, gluing or screwing. Determine the correct work order and make the joint.
- Maintain musical instruments
Check and maintain musical instruments.