Course: September 2011
Reid Bower    Jake Landau    Martin Smith    Fried van Doorslaer    Barnaby Walters

Instrument details: Barnaby Walters - Steel string acoustic guitar


An alternative method for joining the front involves rows of pins which force the sides together when they are held flat against the board.

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The outer soundhole rings are fitted first.

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The rosewood sections are then fitted in the space between.

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The neck is blocked up from a single piece, cut and joined to form the shape.

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Drilling the machine head holes.

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Barnaby is bending the sides around a hot iron.

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With the front,neck and sides assembled, the sides are reduced to height.

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Side strengthening strips are sometimes fitted.

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The binding channels are routed out using a specialised jig.

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The frets are installed using a dead blow hammer.

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After a trial stringing the frets are stoned and recrowned with a fret file before polishing.

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Barnaby with his lacquered guitar.

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Course: September 2011
Reid Bower    Jake Landau    Martin Smith    Fried van Doorslaer    Barnaby Walters

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