Totnes School of Guitar Making, South Devon, England, UK Totnes School of Guitar Making, South Devon, England, UK Totnes School of Guitar Making, South Devon, England, UK
Guitar making course, Totnes, Devon

Course photos: January 2018

Instrument details: Joss Motley-Nash - Arch top guitar

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Joss planes the spruce front ready for joining

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Gluing the flamed maple back with hide glue

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Much of the carving is done with planes, while the shape is finalised with scrapers

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A drill is used to remove a lot of the bulk from the inside when thicknessing

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Planing the inside of the back to thickness

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Joss tidies up the f-holes with a sharp knife

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A pair of compasses can be used initially to draw the curve on the braces - this must be planed and scraped to perfectly match the internal shape of the front

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The braces are glued to the front before shaping

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Preparing the dovetail neck pocket in the heel block

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Gluing the macassar ebony fingerboard

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With the pickup hole cut and reinforced, assembly gets underway

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Applying fish glue to the linings ready for gluing the back

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Routing the corner binding channel

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Course photos: January 2018

Totnes School of Guitarmaking  Collins Road, Totnes, Devon, England, TQ9 5PJ  Phone: +44 (0)1803 865255
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