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

Instrument details: Jon Collins - Steel string acoustic guitar


Joining the back in a jig

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Using a small router plane, or 'witch's tooth', to remove the channel for the rosette

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Jon installs the rosewood ring he prepared using offcuts from his back

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Scalloping the braces

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Blocking up the neck for the heel

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The side of the neck is rebated for the cutaway

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An internal block holds the cutaway join together

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Chiselling out the channel for the end graft

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Getting ready for finishing

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Jon's finished guitar

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The headstock

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The rear of Jon's guitar showing the integral heel cap with the decoration following the back.

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All done!

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

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