Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Vocational/Guitar and Care Maintenance

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Guitar Care and Maintenance
South American Division

Vocational

Skill Level 2
Year of Introduction: 2012


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1. Have the Guitar Honor.

This Wiki has a page with instructions and tips for earning the Guitar honor.


2. What is a luthier? Mention a great professional in this area.

3. Make a guitar, or disassemble and reassemble a guitar or bass, identifying, separating and reporting the functions of the following pieces or parts (the requirements will be separated from "a" to "e"; the other items are optional for the separation):

a. Tuning pegs

b. Nut

c. Bridge

d. Strings

e. Frets

f. Saddle

g. Head

h. Mast

i. Neck

j. Body

k. Back

l. Soundboard

m. Sides

n. Soundhole

o. Scale

p. Fretboard

q. Decorative elements

4. Know how to distinguish tuning pegs for nylon and steel strings; then disassemble, clean, and lubricate them to reassemble them.

5. Identify the strings by their thickness and tune them.

6. Know the raw material of the nut and saddle. Make a nut or saddle.

7. Explain why the strings can be taken outand know the precautions of performing this procedure.

8. What precautions should be taken to avoid oxidation of the strings and other pieces of the guitar or other string instruments?

9. Demonstrate (if possible) and explain how to glue the cracks in a string instrument, specifying what type of glue or glue to use.

10. How are grafts placed on a damaged instrument?

11. Paint a guitar or bass, demonstrating the necessary care in the sanding process, choosing of paint, and drying.

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