Course: September 2009
Richard Buscall    James Evans    Leah Jerrett    David Parker    Sarah Wingert

Instrument details: James Evans - Steel string guitar


Having surfaced his rosewood back, James is cutting it to shape.

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Here James is making the channel for the soundhole decoration in his red spruce front.

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The decoration is tapped into the channel with a small hammer.

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Carving the braces. Scalloping the lower legs of the x-braces and the tone bar increases flexibility and in general improves the bass response.

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The wings of the pyramid bridge are shaped before gluing to the front.

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Shaping the heel with a rasp.

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The body ready for the back to be glued.

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The instrument is assembled and is set-up prior to finishing.

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The guitar can now be sanded ready for finishing.

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The first coat of finish has been applied.

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The back of James' headstock showing the carved volute.

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James strings up his finished guitar.

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Course: September 2009
Richard Buscall    James Evans    Leah Jerrett    David Parker    Sarah Wingert

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