Course: September 2008
Ian Garner    Coley Perkins    Jesse Stearn    Richard Steel    Dorothy Thurston    Hordur Tomasson

Instrument details: Dorothy Thurston - Electric guitar


Dorothy has joined the body and is planing the surface flat.

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Next is the neck socket routing.

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Much of the control cavity can be removed by drilling.

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Here Dorothy is gluing the ebony veneer onto the angled headstock.

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The edges of the fingerboard are planed straight and to dimension on a shooting board.

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After gluing on the fingerboard, Dorothy is drilling the holes for the machine heads.

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The neck is then rough shaped using a spokeshave...

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...and rasp.

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The frets have been stoned and are here being reprofiled with a specially shaped file.

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The fret ends are stoned flush for comfort.

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Each fret is then smoothed and polished.

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After laquering the surface is flattened and polished.

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After polishing the guitar is reassembled.

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Dorothy has made a second instrument, designed to match her top!

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Dorothy's two instruments.

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Course: September 2008
Ian Garner    Coley Perkins    Jesse Stearn    Richard Steel    Dorothy Thurston    Hordur Tomasson

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