Course: September 2015
James Jackson    Zachariah Robbins    Steve Shaughnessy    Antonio Vigil    Christian Wallner

Instrument details: Christian Wallner - Gypsy jazz style guitar


Christian starts by preparing the template.

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The join in the rosewood back is prepared and checked against a bright light source for a perfect fit.

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With the front cut to shape and thicknessed, Christian cuts out the f-holes.

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Shaping the front braces

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Carving the heel

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After bending the sides are cut to length

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Shellac is applied with a brush prior to French polishing

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Chris has fitted the electronics - a combination of under-saddle and magnetic pickups - and tests that all works as it should.

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Chris's headstock inlay - a white chilli pepper

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Another view of the guitar showing the sound port on the upper bout

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The rosewood back of Chris's guitar

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Chris holds his finished guitar

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The group of Autumn 2015!

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Course: September 2015
James Jackson    Zachariah Robbins    Steve Shaughnessy    Antonio Vigil    Christian Wallner

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