Course: September 2016
David Lai    Eliot New    Giles Patrick    John Stanfield    Antonio Vigil

Instrument details: Giles Patrick - Steel string acoustic guitar


Giles uses calipers to check progress whenn thicknessing his walnut back

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Installing the outer rings of the rosette

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Removing the inner section ready for the walnut and holly sections Giles has prepared for his rosette

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Once the decoration has been completed the soundhole can be cut

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Cleaning up after gluing the bridge

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Blocking up the neck

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Routing the truss rod channel

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Shaping the inner heel

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Giles has fitted black Tahiti pearl fret markers

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Giles checks for gaps -very small ones! - around the inlays

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Clearing the slots prior to fretting

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One way to apply an oil finish is to first sand the surface extremely finely to minimise absorption into the wood

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Giles' finished guitar

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The walnut back

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Giles with his finished instrument

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Course: September 2016
David Lai    Eliot New    Giles Patrick    John Stanfield    Antonio Vigil

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