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

Instrument details: Hillary Kayser - 12-string guitar


Hillary has joined her lacewood back and is planing it to thickness.

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Hillary has fitted one herringbone ring and is preparing the channel for another, outer ring.

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The front braces have been prepared and are glued to the thicknessed cedar front.

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Hillary is carving the braces with small planes. Braces are generally left larger on a large bodied 12 string guitar.

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A truss rod is fitted into a channel which is routed into the neck below the fingerboard.

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The headstock is shaped and is as yet unthicknessed.

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The headstock is now thicknessed and the machine head holes are drilled.

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The main assembly now starts, with the neck and front glued together.

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Cutting the fret slots in the fingerboard.

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A close-up of Hillary's headstock.

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The guitar is now finished and Hillary is reassembling it...

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...ready to play.

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

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