Course: January 2008
Dave Atkins    Andy Davis    Ewan MacIntyre    Iacopo Nesi    Simon Scott    Severin Victor

Instrument details: Iacopo Nesi - Steel string guitar


Iacopo has prepared and fitted a ring of rosewood, bordered by black and white strips, as his soundhole decoration.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


Once thicknessed, the back join is reinforced with a strip of spruce with the grain running perpendicular to that of the cocobolo back.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


Carving the braces. This is done to adjust the stiffnes and responsiveness of the front by reducing their weight and stiffness, whilst retaining enough strength to support the string tension.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


Installing the truss rod into a channel routed in the neck.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


The join between the x-braces needs to be strengthened with wood, cloth or as here, parchment.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


The back is ready to be glued.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


Once the body is assembled the corner bindings are fitted. Iacopo is using yew.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


The trial stringing. The guitar is strung in the white, ie without finish, when final adjustments can be made.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


Iacopo has opted for a tru-oil finish, an oil/resin finish which can be hand applied and gives a natural finish to the guitar.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


The guitar can then be restrung and the yew scratchplate applied.

Photo added on 23/10/2014


The cocobolo back....

Photo added on 23/10/2014


...and a close-up of the cocobolo bridge.

Photo added on 23/10/2014

Course: January 2008
Dave Atkins    Andy Davis    Ewan MacIntyre    Iacopo Nesi    Simon Scott    Severin Victor

The Course
Introduction
Course Description
Tutors
The Workshop
The Instruments
More About...
About Us
Course Photos
Making a Living
Past Students
Links
Enrolment
Dates / Fees / Procedure
Application Form
Apply Now
FAQ / Visits
Contact Us
Quick Links
All past courses
January 2017
September 2016
Electric Guitars
Acoustic Guitars

Totnes School of Guitarmaking  Collins Road, Totnes, Devon, England, TQ9 5PJ  Phone: +44 (0)1803 865255
E-mail: info@totnesschoolofguitarmaking.co.uk   Facebook: