Course: September 2011
Reid Bower    Jake Landau    Martin Smith    Fried van Doorslaer    Barnaby Walters

Instrument details: Jake Landau - Steel string guitar


Jake is cutting the front to shape.

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Cutting a recess in the front for the soundhole decoration.

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The back braces are glued into place using go-bars.

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The fingerboard surface has been planed and the headstock is planed to the correct angle.

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The channel for the truss rod is routed into the neck.

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Next Jake cuts the slots into which the sides will slot.

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Bending the sides around a hot iron.

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With the binding channels cut, an end graft is fitted where the sides meet at the end block.

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The neck is shaped to the fingerboard outline.

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The fingerboard is straightened out prior to shaping.

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The walnut back of Jake's guitar.

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Time to play the finished guitar.

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Course: September 2011
Reid Bower    Jake Landau    Martin Smith    Fried van Doorslaer    Barnaby Walters

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