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    British Guitar Making in the 1960s

    The narrative is more fun than the video...

    http://www.britishpathe.com/video/guitar-factory
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    "Scientifically tuned, just as if they were real musical instruments"
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    "All this to make a bedlam of adolescent noise" I represent that!

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    Loved the end where they were buffing a completely assembled guitar, with strings on it... Pretty sure all that buffing happens earlier in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Loved the end where they were buffing a completely assembled guitar, with strings on it... Pretty sure all that buffing happens earlier in the process.
    Apparently back in the day they were tuff enough to buff with the strings on.
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    Did he say that there were 2 miles of wire in each guitar
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    oh to have that bandsaw and the pin router to
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    Thanks Vaughn guess you still spending too much money on these non musical instruments that make a noise to have a haircut.

    Oh you gotta love the Brits. If that voice was female it could have been my mother.

    Dont seem like the "messages" in the narration had much effect, thank goodness. And they wonder why there was a social revolution. My mother would say "oh poppycock" that would be enough to make a monkey bite its mother to me. time moves on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Did he say that there were 2 miles of wire in each guitar
    I'm betting that includes the windings inside the pickups. Otherwise, there are just a few feet (at the most) of wires.

    Brent, like you, I noticed the buffing was done with the strings on. Those wacky Brits!

    But I don't scientifically tune my instruments. I prefer to use superstition and mythology.
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    Here's one of the Socially Enlightening song from that era. Changed the World!
    I remember dancing to that song in High School

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