Kevin Chilcott

Luthier

 

How to make  B i t o c a s t e r   Scratchplates

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The links above take you to specific section on one way of how to make a Bitocaster Scratchplate of different types.
Each section has similarities with the others as the methods are essentially the same, but do have some minor differences that may be of interest.

The process I will be describing applies to most of the Scratch-plates that I would normally make.

The usual kind of scratch-plates on guitars are either a single or multi-laminates of various types of plastic.
These sort of scratch-plates can be bought from most good music shops or suppliers.
Some outlets will supply
sheets of scratch-plate material in many and various colours. These are suitable for most applications... but occasionally people want something a bit different... and I've been asked on a few occasions to make scratch-plates with wood veneer tops.
Funnily enough, the very first "guitar" I made (I would now describe it as a piece of junk), had a
Rosewood veneer and Walnut veneer topped scratch-plate... I still have it somewhere !
So I'm now going back to something I first did when I was about 17 or 18 (
1977/78)... Ho Hum !!!

The tools required are not too excessive.
The
materials are not too expensive either.

Advice on Materials, Patterns and Tools are also included in each section.

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