Course: May 2014
Geoff Brewer    Ferran Casas    Andy Littlejohn    Wal Rothwell    Jim Rowley

Instrument details: Ferran Casas - Steel string acoustic guitar


Ferran glues the internal strengthening strip to the back.

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The outer rings of Ferran's rosette are glued into the White Spruce front. Bone pieces are then fitted to the resulting channel.

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Meanwhile the back braces are prepared and sections chiselled out of the strengthening strip for them.

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Gluing the bridge.

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The truss rod, which consists of an adjustable steel rod in an aluminium channel, is glued in using an epoxy resin.

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Ferran is using a small sanding drum to acheive the detail in his headstock shape. No prizes for spotting the health and safety faux pas!

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The sides have been bent and wedges are made where the sides will fit into the heel slots.

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Fitting the bone fingerboard inlays.

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Ferran strings up for the first time.

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The hand applied sunburst is achieved by building up with stains.

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The stains accentuate the lacy figure of the medullary ray in the white spruce.

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And finally, time to play.

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Ferran's flamed maple back.

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Course: May 2014
Geoff Brewer    Ferran Casas    Andy Littlejohn    Wal Rothwell    Jim Rowley

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