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How difficult is it to do a drop top???

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you'll need a vacuum table to do it... basically a big thick plastic bag with a vacuum pump attached. You glue the top on and suck all the air out of the bag which bends the top somehow Ive seen the vacuum table at vh-guitarstore.com but I dont know whats done in prepareing the top before it's attached. ie. wet it steam etc.

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you can buy a vacuum press for as low as $350.........1/4 inch is a little too thick to bend.....anderson uses 3/16 inch tops, most others use 1/8........you have to be careful using anything wet when bending, it can have an adverse effect on the glue joint...i buy my tops from the same guy that supplies anderson an a bunch of others in the industry

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