Course: September 2014
John Hack    Alexandre Rayon    Steve Reynolds

Instrument details: Alexandre Rayon - Steel string guitar


Alex checks the join in his redwood front

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Planing the front to thickness

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The back has a strengthening strip glued along the join.

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The back braces are prepared and glued into place.

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Alex starts shaping his front braces

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Gluing the x-braces

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Gluing the bridge

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Joining the neck and front

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Preparing the sides and blocks to receive the back

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The stoned frets are re-crowned before polishing to a smooth playing surface

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Final sanding the guitar ready for finishing

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The re-assembled guitar

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Alex with his completed guitar

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All done!

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Course: September 2014
John Hack    Alexandre Rayon    Steve Reynolds

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