Course: January 2009
Gorm Bruland    Simon Claro    Brian McGloughlin    Steve Pierce    Wez Rostron    Hordur Tomasson

Instrument details: Gorm Bruland - Classical guitar


The back is joined in a jig using wedges to hold the two halves together.

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The front has been joined and thicknessed. A circle cutter is used to cut the outline for the soundhole decoration.

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The decoration has been fitted and scraped flush.

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Gorm has fitted and shaped the fan braces. Next the transverse and 'A' braces are glued on.

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A small curve is planed into the underside of the final brace, the bridge.

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The bridge will be located during gluing by two small dowels fitted in holes drilled through the saddle slot.

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Bending the sides.

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The sides are reduced to height prior to gluing the linings. The central hole in the heel block is for the single neck attachment bolt; the three smaller holes are access to grub screws adjusting the neck angle and alignment.

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The trial stringing is done 'in the white', ie before finishing.

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The frets are stoned after the effects of string tension are noted during the trial stringing..

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Gorm's bridge.

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The finished guitar.

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Course: January 2009
Gorm Bruland    Simon Claro    Brian McGloughlin    Steve Pierce    Wez Rostron    Hordur Tomasson

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