- Put the back apron on the steel and insert the cross-shafts
into their proper holes, 1 at a time.
IMPORTANT: do this in order, starting at one end or the other.
- Reposition the steel on its front apron so that it is
standing up on the towel with the logo facing down and the top
- Reattach the back apron to the endplates with the 4 flathead
- Reposition the steel on the towel with the bottom (cross-shafts)
- Reattach the back apron to the back deck of the body
with the 5 panhead screws.
- Make sure the cross-shafts turn freely. Use a hammer
and flat blade screw driver, placed at the inside aluminum surface
of the back apron, behind the panhead screw, to align the back
apron evenly across the back edge of the guitar. This does not
need a lot of force! If the back apron bows out, place a small
block of wood against the formica surface of the back apron where
it is bowed and tap it back into place with a hammer. If the shaft
does not turn freely, use the hammer on each end of the cross-shaft,
while turning it, until it moves freely. It is recommended to
start gently, then, if necessary, gradually add more force. That
is, usually, light to medium taps on different surfaces of the
cross-shafts will handle this problem. Do not be too timid if
more force is required.
- Re-tune the guitar slightly sharp (about ¼ tone).