Treston Quick Edge workstation enables quick adjustability and versatile work steps
Guitar building requires perseverance and precision
It takes three to six months to build a guitar, and the work requires great precision and numerous different work steps. The materials used in guitar making come from all over the world, with raw materials delivered to Timbre Tones from both near and far. The top of the guitar is most commonly made of stiff and light wood, i.e. spruce or cedar, while tropical mahogany and rosewoods are used for the sides and back. Timbre Tones uses Finnish curly birch in the manufacture of microphones and guitar details. The top, sides and back of the All-Koa guitars made by Janne are built using the wood of the Koa tree that grows in Hawaii. Koa trees are not cut down for the purpose of guitar making, but rather the trunks used are from trees felled by the wind or ones that have fallen due to old age. These uniquely beautiful and high-quality materials require a workstation worthy of them.
New workstation was found at a trade fair
Before the purchase of the Quick Edge workstation, Timbre Tones guitars were built and repaired on a wooden worktable whose height could not be adjusted. The lighting at the work location was not optimal and the working postures could be static and unergonomic. The new worktable was found at Treston’s stand at the Northern Industry trade fair in Oulu. The features of the patented Treston Quick Edge workstation, such as extremely easy and fast adjustment, good lighting, capacity for adding equipment and sturdiness, caught Janne’s interest. It was possible to test the table at the trade fair, which solidified the purchase decision. This was the kind of high-quality worktable that matched the demands of making musical instruments.
“Guitar making requires precision and controlled force. The raw material is of high quality and should not be ruined by a flimsy workstation. Force is obtained by setting the work surface low, which makes it easy to work the wood more powerfully. On the other hand, when the work requires more precision, the tabletop can be quickly raised to a standing position for very precise work. The wood is of course worked with sharp tools, so work safety is important. The Quick Edge workstation has a sturdy frame, so there is no wobbling. At the same time, the tools needed for wood handling can also be stored on the shelves of the workstation without any worries. The working posture changes frequently, so extremely easy adjustment is important. Adjustment also saves time.” – Janne Koskela –
Sturdy worktable structure brings confidence to doing the work
Aesthetics and the appearance of the guitar are very important in guitar making. The Treston Quick Edge workstation has appealing, functional aesthetics.
“After all, the aesthetics of the table are mainly functional. What makes the table aesthetic is how beautifully it accommodates all the tools. Due to the high capacity for adding equipment, tools and materials have their own places on the worktable. Ergonomics is also emphasised when a suitable working height with sufficient lighting can be achieved for different work steps. The Treston Quick Edge workstation is ideal for various work steps thanks to its easy adjustability and sturdy structure.”