Video: Making a Foster Guitar (Part 1)

On December 10, 2006, in News, by Jimmy Foster

Part 1 : Creating a Guitar Neck

In this video, you will get an introduction to Jimmy’s shop. He begins making a guitar by using a thickness planar to create a piece of wood that will be used for the guitar neck. Once he applies a finish to the wood, he then cuts a series of necks out the wood. After all the pieces for the neck have been smoothed and cut, the glues them together using a series of vice grips. He then shapes the neck and applies another finish. Now on to the fingerboard. He sands the fingerboard, applies the inlay, and shapes the fingerboard to size. Finally, JImmy making the binding for the guitar neck.

Song: Stompin’ at the Savoy

Featuring: Jimmy Foster on solo seven-string jazz guitar


One Response to Video: Making a Foster Guitar (Part 1)

  1. Robert says:

    This world will miss this God given gift and talent. I wish I had the chance to meet him. I see that he had a helper in a couple of his videos. Did this person have the chance to study the art of luthier and also palying guitar with Mr Foster and if so what’s his name. I would love to spend a evening with him and picking his brain.
    Thanks and God Bless

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