Resaw from Daltons Wadkin aids guitar manufacture
The music industry seems an unlikely connection with Stenners world renowned Band Resaw range but UK and Ireland distributors Daltons Wadkin recently supplied George Lowden Guitars Ltd in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, with a new ST80 Resaw directly for use in the manufacture of guitars. Francis Dalton commented, “This is probably the most unusual application that we have come across for a Stenner Resaw but the fact is that a machine was required to manufacture super thin hardwood board for the guitar bodies. The Stenner ST80 had its inverter feed modified so that it could feed down to two metres per minute, a flat fence was used and a board width of 3.5 mm achieved.”
The ST80 is the smallest of the Stenner stand-alone resaw range but has a build quality fully comparable to the larger machines. The ST80 has been supplied to timber users throughout the UK and Ireland but never before for the manufacture of guitars!
George Lowden whose guitars are used by many high profile exponents including Eric Clapton, David Gray and Damien Rice has been manufacturing guitars for 40 years. A family run business, the guitars are built from the finest materials to exacting specifications and its instruments are famed and sought after throughout the world.
Mr Lowden said, “We are absolutely delighted with the machine. Not only is it well capable of accurate thin kerf ‘deeping’ but it is excellent for all our other hardwood dimensioning, especially neck blanks etc.”
The machine was supplied, delivered, installed and commissioned by Daltons Wadkin engineers towards the end of 2013.