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

Instrument details: Barry Vernon - Steel string guitar


Barry's soundhole decoration starts with fitting the outer rings.

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Sections of maple and ziricote are then fitted in the space between the rings.

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Barry has fitted leaves of mother of pearl and paua shell and is now cutting out the soundhole.

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The back is first to be braced.

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Gluing the bridge.

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The neck is blocked up to give the heel and headstock angle.

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Bending the sides.

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The inner purfling line is glued in, before paua shell is fitted around the perimeter.

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The frets have been stoned and are recrowned using a special file.

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Final sanding.

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After finishing the guitar is reassembled.

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The back of Barry's guitar.

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Barry with his finished guitar.

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

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