Course: September 2013
Michael Argent    Den Edwards    Alex Kinchin    Tom Wilkinson

Instrument details: Den Edwards - Resonator guitar


Den is using walnut for his front and has cut a lizard design for the soundholes which he trims with a knife.

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He then cuts out the hole for the resonator cone.

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A plywood cone support is routed out and glued to the inside of the front.

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The neck shape is formed by blocking up a mahogany blank.

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Den is repeating his lizard motif in his headstock decoration.

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The heel is shaped prior to assembly.

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Bending the walnut sides.

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The body is assembled, with the back glued on using go-bars (under Alexandre's watchful eye).

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Den wants to use the guitar for both slide and fingerstyle and so has opted for a cambered fingerboard and a slightly lower action than is commonly used on resonator guitars.

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When the neck is shaped and the frets are in a trial stringing is done.

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Grain filler is applied prior to lacquering.

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After finishing the guitar is reassembled and ready to play.

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The walnut back.

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Den's finished guitar.

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Course: September 2013
Michael Argent    Den Edwards    Alex Kinchin    Tom Wilkinson

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