When all the parameters for processing have been set and checked, the machine is ready to start processing the instrument.
The process itself – what is actually done with the instrument – depends on the decisions and requirements of the guitar maker, and could be any of the following:
- Fingerboard planing
- Nutslot and surface cutting
- Saddle cutting
- Fretslot, nutpocket and saddleslot cutting
- Fret dressing and crowning
With the optional final scan the processed instrument can be reviewed and documented.