is a slimline model routed out, then capped with a top?

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  1. darylcrisp

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    I have one of the 60's AO slimlines enroute and wondered how fender makes these. was wondering how much in that body cavity is actually removed.

    and if anyone has a picture of the pickguard removed please post it, be neat to see the route work done under that.

    thank you
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    I believe you are referring to Thinlines, sir.
     
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    Top and bottom, typically, AFAIK.

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    traditionally aren't they routed from the back and a then a back glued on?
     
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    Thats what i thought too.
     
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    Maybe that’s a lefty? ;)
     
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    Lol, yep. One would think I'd know the correct name having just spent hard earned $.

    Thanks for the correction,
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    Thanks for this, looks really neat!
     
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    I had not thought of that, makes a lot more sense for top strength where parts are screwed to and thru.
    I almost got a natural so I had wondered if there would be a faint line around the top where it had been glued back on.
    Gluing on a back piece makes more sense.

    Taking this further, I'd think they would cut the plate from the same piece of wood to match grain lines(natural color) and remounting. Anyone know about that step?
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    That took me a moment. Nicely done.
     
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    the thinline came in last night and I took a picture thru the F hole-does indeed appear to have a seamline(and in some areas I can see yellow glue slightly on the seamline) from where a back plate has been glued on. thumbnail_20200918_153051_resized.jpg
     
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