Course: May 2009
James Brooks    Sean Clark    John MacFarlane    Richard Parsons    Felix Telford

Instrument details: Felix Telford - Acoustic guitar


The rings in Felix's soundhole decoration are fitted one by one.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


The material between them is then removed for the prepared abalone strips.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


Surfacing the rosewood back.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


Gluing the back braces.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


Carving the front braces - one of the most important processes in determining the sound of the final guitar.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


The sides are bent to shape around a hot iron.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


Gluing on the back.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


Felix has fitted the corner bindings and is scraping them flush.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


The holes in the bridge are reamed out for the tapered bridge pins.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


Felix has opted for a rubbed on oil varnish finish.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


The oil finish is buffed out prior to restringing.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


Felix' guitar.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


Felix with his completed guitar.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


The May-July 2009 group.

Photo added on 23/10/2014

Course: May 2009
James Brooks    Sean Clark    John MacFarlane    Richard Parsons    Felix Telford

The Course
Introduction
Course Description
Tutors
The Workshop
The Instruments
More About...
About Us
Course Photos
Making a Living
Past Students
Links
Enrolment
Dates / Fees / Procedure
Application Form
Apply Now
FAQ / Visits
Contact Us
Quick Links
All past courses
January 2017
September 2016
Electric Guitars
Acoustic Guitars

Totnes School of Guitarmaking  Collins Road, Totnes, Devon, England, TQ9 5PJ  Phone: +44 (0)1803 865255
E-mail: info@totnesschoolofguitarmaking.co.uk   Facebook: