Course: May 2010
Sebastian Blomfield    Ben Gray    Alexandre Roque    Barry Vernon

Instrument details: Alexandre Roque - Semi-acoustic guitar


Alexandre has joined and cut out his imbuia back and is finishing off the thicknessing with a scraper.

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The soundholes are then cut out.

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The edges are then fine tuned using files and a small ground down scraper.

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Meanwhile the back gets braced.

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The soundholes have been reinforced and the braces are glued.

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The truss rod is glued in.

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The sides are bent and checked against the template.

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The front, neck and sides are assembled, with the linings and back next to be fitted.

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After trial stringing the frets are stoned level.

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Now to get ready for the final photos....

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Alex's headstock showing the brass inlay and purfling.

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Another view.

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The guitar is finished and Alex is trying it out.

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Course: May 2010
Sebastian Blomfield    Ben Gray    Alexandre Roque    Barry Vernon

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