Course: January 2007
Phil Bates    Jeremy Bunting    Owen Davies    Lloyd Jackson    Sam Pelgrift

Instrument details: Jeremy Bunting - Steel string guitar


Jeremy is making a soundhole decoration of mother of pearl surrounded by rosewood and holly rings which are fitted into individual channels first.

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Sections of mother of pearl are cut and shaped to fit between the outer rings.

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The braces are individually shaped once glued to the front. Here Jeremy is scalloping one of the main X-braces.

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The internal bottom block connects the sides with the front and back at the base of the guitar.

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The body is ready for the back to be glued on.

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The back is glued on using go-bars.

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Jeremy has sawn out mother-of-pearl shapes and is preparing recesses at the 12th fret to inlay them.

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The first coat of a wipe-on varnish has been applied, when the wood's beauty really starts to show.

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A close-up of Jeremy's fingerboard inlay.

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Jeremy's simple but elegant bridge shaping.

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The construction is now finished and Jeremy is sanding the guitar ready for finishing.

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The finished guitar.

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With the rosette completed the soundhole is cut out.

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Course: January 2007
Phil Bates    Jeremy Bunting    Owen Davies    Lloyd Jackson    Sam Pelgrift

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