Course: January 2010
Harry Hornsey    Hillary Kayser    Leigh Sherlock    John Young

Instrument details: Harry Hornsey - Steel string guitar


Harry is inlaying a triple ring decoration around the soundhole, fitting the outer rings first.

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The middle, herringbone, ring is then fitted and planed flush with the front.

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The back has been thicknessed and the braces prepared. These are glued using go-bars.

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The braces are shaped with chisels and small planes.

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Shaping the bridge's pyramid wings.

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The heel is carved prior to assembly.

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The neck, front and sides are assembled.

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The main body ready for the back to be glued.

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Carving the diamond volute - the shape of the neck behind the nut that simulates the old-style headstock V-join.

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The mahogany has been slightly darkened with potassium dichromate, and the first coat of oil finish is being applied.

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The headstock with banjo tuners.

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Harry's finished guitar.

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Course: January 2010
Harry Hornsey    Hillary Kayser    Leigh Sherlock    John Young

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