Course: January 2016
Jerry Aplin    Jon Collins    Callum Hook    Matt Kingdom    Matt Kirby

Instrument details: Jerry Aplin - Classical guitar


Jerry starts by gluing his figured walnut back

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Once planed, the back is cut to shape

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When thicknessing, calipers are used to gauge progress

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The finished rosette with the soundhole removed

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The transverse braces are glued after the smaller fan braces are shaped

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Shaping the heel

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Applying the first coats of shellac in preparation for French Polishing

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French polishing is a time consuming technique of applying shellac, built up using a pad called a rubber, or muneca.

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Jerry plays his completed instrument

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Jerry's rosette

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The front view

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The flamed walnut back and sides

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The headstock

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Course: January 2016
Jerry Aplin    Jon Collins    Callum Hook    Matt Kingdom    Matt Kirby

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