Course: May 2011
Derek Deverill    James Murphy    Kevin Scott    Alan Stevenson

Instrument details: Derek Deverill - Steel string guitar


Derek has cut a channel into his front into which he is inlaying his soundhole decoration.

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The rosewood back has been joined and thicknessed, and a strengthening strip is glued along the inside of the join.

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The strengthening strip is then shaped.

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The braces have been glued on the front and are carved away to make improve responsiveness.

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The bridge is the last brace to be glued.

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The sides are bent on a hot iron and checked against the template.

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The main assembly is underway with the back next to be glued.

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The binding channels are then routed.

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The fingerboard is planed to the final dimension, which Derek is checking with dial calipers.

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The first few frets are clamped into place to avoid damage to the upper bout.

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The lacquer is lightly sanded between coats.

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The back of Derek's guitar.

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Derek and his guitar.

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Course: May 2011
Derek Deverill    James Murphy    Kevin Scott    Alan Stevenson

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