Course: January 2009
Gorm Bruland    Simon Claro    Brian McGloughlin    Steve Pierce    Wez Rostron    Hordur Tomasson

Instrument details: Brian McGloughlin - Arch top guitar


Both edges of the front are planed flat before joining together.

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Clamping the two halves of the back together.

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A ledge is routed around the edge of the back to start the carving.

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The shape is then carved using curved thumb planes.

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The inside is then carved out to thickness the plate. The first stage is to drill out the excess.

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The intricate soundholes have been cut and the braces fitted, which are then planed to hieght.

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The neck has been prepared and the headstock veneer is glued on.

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Final tidying of the soundholes with a knife.

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The front, sides and neck have been joined and the linings, tentellones and side braces glued ready for the back.

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Brian's 12th fret inlay in MOP.

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Brian's has finished and restrung his guitar.

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The finished guitar.

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Course: January 2009
Gorm Bruland    Simon Claro    Brian McGloughlin    Steve Pierce    Wez Rostron    Hordur Tomasson

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