Course: September 2006
Dan Barnard    Kristian Garrett    Zach Goldman    Chris Kincannon    Terry Miles    Patrick Pinfold

Instrument details: Dan Barnard - Steel string guitar


Dan has joined and surfaced the front and is now cutting it to shape with a fretsaw.

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Dan has cut abalone pieces to size for the soundhole decoration and is inlaying them into the front, surrounded by ebony strips.

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The back is three piece, of rosewood and pear.

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Dan has chosen to scallop the main x-braces and tone braces, where they are carved away in specific places along their length to make the front more responsive. Here Dan is scalloping the ends of the braces.

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The partly shaped bridge is then glued to the front.

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Dan is using steamed pear for the neck. He has blocked up the basic shape and is here routing a channel in which the truss rod will be fitted.

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The heel is shaped first with a chisel, and then using rasps.

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The frets over the body are cramped in to avoid hammering over the vulnerable body.

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After final sanding a wash coat of shellac is applied.

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Next grain filler is used to fill the open pores ready for finishing.

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The guitar is lacquered, polished and ready to play.

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Most of the binding channels are routed but they are finished off by hand.

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Course: September 2006
Dan Barnard    Kristian Garrett    Zach Goldman    Chris Kincannon    Terry Miles    Patrick Pinfold

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