Course: September 2010
Andy Davis    David dos Santos    Dave Gilberd    Duncan Viner

Instrument details: Dave Gilberd - Steel string acoustic guitar


Dave is fitting a decorative central strip along the back join and is routing the slot for it.

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The strip is glued in using animal glue.

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The soundhole decoration is fitted and a slot for a tailpiece insert cut in the mahogany front.

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The front is braced and Dave shaping the braces.

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The blocked-up neck is planed for the fingerboard gluing surface and headstock angle.

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Bending the mahogany sides.

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Here Dave is checking the line of the sides in preparation for gluing the back.

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The back is glued on using go-bars.

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Final preparation for finishing.

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Grain filler is applied before the lacquer.

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The first coat is then applied.

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The lacquer must then be flattened prior to polishing.

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Course: September 2010
Andy Davis    David dos Santos    Dave Gilberd    Duncan Viner

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