Course: January 2010
Harry Hornsey    Hillary Kayser    Leigh Sherlock    John Young

Instrument details: John Young - Steel string guitar


John has joined his rosewood back and is planing it to thickness.

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A strengthening strip, which is an offcut from the front, is glued along the join.

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The soundhole decoration is fitted and the soundhole cut.

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Gluing on the bridge.

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The neck is made from several blocks cut from a single piece to make up the neck shape.

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Shaping the heel.

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The sides are bent on a hot iron, and compared to the template.

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The main assembly finishes with the back being glued on.

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John has stoned the frets and is recrowning them with a purpose-made concave file.

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The guitar is final sanded ready for finishing.

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A close-up of the bridge area.

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John's completed guitar.

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Course: January 2010
Harry Hornsey    Hillary Kayser    Leigh Sherlock    John Young

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