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

Instrument details: Duncan Viner - Steel string acoustic guitar


The two halves of the back are glued together.

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The soundhole decoration is fitted into the spruce front.

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The front braces are fitted and shaped to give the correct balance between strength and responsiveness.

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The bridge is then glued to the front.

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The heel shape is achieved by blocking up a thinner piece.

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Routing the channel for the truss rod.

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Duncan is shaping the sides on a hot bending iron.

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The body is assembled and the sides are prepared ready for the back.

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The guitar is sanded in preparation for finishing.

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Reassembly...

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...and playing.

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Duncan's finished guitar.

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

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