Course: May 2015
Lewis Oliver    Jake Rose    Barry Vernon

Instrument details: Barry Vernon - Arch top jazz guitar


Joining the maple back wedges

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The underside is first planed flat

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The rough shape is carved using planes and gouges but the final shape is achieved using scrapers

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The back and front are thicknessed by carving out material from the inside

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Gluing the braces - these need to be shaped to precisely fit the internal shape of the front.

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The body is assembled and the sides sanded prior to routing for corner bindings

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Preparing the guitar for a trial stringing 'in the white'. Barry demonstrates the importance of multi-tasking.

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Final sanding

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French polishing

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The guitar is then reassembled and strung

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Barry's headstock

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The flamed maple back

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Jake, Barry and Lewis

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Course: May 2015
Lewis Oliver    Jake Rose    Barry Vernon

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