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

Instrument details: Ben Gray - Hawaiian style acoustic guitar


Ben has joined and thicknessed the front and back and is here cutting the front to shape.

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The first ring of decoration is glued in. Care must be taken that all parts are seated fully.

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The bracing layout is planned and the braces prepared, centred around the common x-brace.

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The braces are then glued to the front.

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Gluing on the bridge.

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Here Ben is cutting the headstock shape out of the head block.

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The sides are bent on a hot iron.

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The body is ready for the back to be glued on.

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Here Ben is scraping the bindings flush with the sides.

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Final sanding prior to finishing.

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The back of Ben's guitar.

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A close-up of the bridge.

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Ben playing his guitar.

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

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