Course: May 2014
Geoff Brewer    Ferran Casas    Andy Littlejohn    Wal Rothwell    Jim Rowley

Instrument details: Andy Littlejohn - Classical guitar


Andy thicknesses his spruce top.

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Scraping down the strips of wood that will make up the mosaic rosette.

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After making and fitting the rosette the soundhole is cut out.

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The back braces are glued into place using go-bars.

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The fan struts have been glued and shaped before the transverse and cut-off braces.

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The bridge can then be made and fitted. Cauls are prepared for gluing the wings.

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The frets over the front are installed with a cramp where a hammer cannot be safely used.

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Fitting the machine heads in preparation for the trial stringing.

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The first notes!

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A seal of egg glair is applied before shellacking.

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Andy buffs his french polish finish up to a high sheen.

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Andy's headstock.

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The finished guitar.

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Course: May 2014
Geoff Brewer    Ferran Casas    Andy Littlejohn    Wal Rothwell    Jim Rowley

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