Course: September 2016
David Lai    Eliot New    Giles Patrick    John Stanfield    Antonio Vigil

Instrument details: Antonio Vigil - Arch top semi-acoustic guitar


Antonio uses a pricking wheel, designed for stitch marking in leather, to transfer his drawing to the plywood used for a template

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Joining the spruce wedges for the front

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Planing the underside of the front flat

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Antonio chooses the bow saw to cut his body shape

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Drilling out the inside of the back speeds up the thicknessing

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Carving the inside with small thumb planes

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The f holes are carefully sawn out square to the arching

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The final shape with flowing lines and crisp edges is achieved with a sharp knife

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Taking care over the fret ends ensures comfort while playing

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Antonio has decided to French polish his guitar

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After reassembling and finishing the electrics Antonio tries out his guitar

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Antonio's headstock before the truss rod cover goes on

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The finished guitar

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The side view showing the arching profile

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Antonio made his own rosewood pickup rings, shaped to the contour of the front.

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Course: September 2016
David Lai    Eliot New    Giles Patrick    John Stanfield    Antonio Vigil

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