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

Instrument details: David dos Santos - Cutaway Flamenco guitar


David has prepared the join on his maple back and is checking the fit against a bright light source.

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The soundhole decoration is fitted into the spruce front.

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The fan braces are fitted and shaped first.

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The upper transverse and harmonic bars are fitted next.

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A classical bridge is shaped prior to gluing.

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The heel is carved with chisels and rasps.

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Bending the sides around a hot iron.

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The guitar is assembled in an adjustable mould; neck to front followed by the sides.

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David is sanding the guitar ready for finishing.

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The first coat of a wipe on oil varnish is applied.

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The internal pickup is then fitted.

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David's finished guitar.

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

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