Course: May 2009
James Brooks    Sean Clark    John MacFarlane    Richard Parsons    Felix Telford

Instrument details: John MacFarlane - Acoustic guitar


John is making an oval soundhole and has made a template to rout both the decoration channel and the soundhole.

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The inlay is fitted using animal glue.

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The lacewood back has been joined and thicknessed and slots are removed from the centre strip for the back braces.

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John carving the front braces.

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Gluing the bridge on. A ruler is clamped to the front to align the bridge while gluing.

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A rebate is planed in the heel to recieve the cutaway side.

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Cleaning out the channel where the end graft will go.

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John is finalising the neck shape with a rasp.

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Final sanding ready for finishing.

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The lacquer is flattened back before polishing to a high gloss.

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John tries out his restrung guitar.

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John's lacewood back.

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John's headstock.

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The May-July 2009 group.

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Course: May 2009
James Brooks    Sean Clark    John MacFarlane    Richard Parsons    Felix Telford

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