Course: January 2011
Tim Hughes    Andy Jordan    Sam McClaren    Jules Myer-Smith    Kenny Silver

Instrument details: Jules Myer-Smith - Steel string acoustic guitar


In joining his cocobolo back, Jules is checking the join for any gaps .

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Jules has opted for several small soundholes rather than the conventional one, and drills these in his top.

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Thin strips of boxwood are fitted into the design in the back.

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The curved braces are glued onto the back using go bars.

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The neck is blocked up to form the shape and Jules is checking the tightness of the fit of two of the blocks.

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The cocobolo sides are bent around a hot iron.

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The treble side is cut and the cutaway bent separately.

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With the main body assembled, the sides are prepared to accept the back.

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Shooting the edge of the cocobolo fingerboard.

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The boxwood bindings must be bent to shape before gluing in place.

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The first coats of oil are applied with a cloth.

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Jules' headstock.

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The finished guitar is reassembled.

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Jules holds his completed instrument.

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Course: January 2011
Tim Hughes    Andy Jordan    Sam McClaren    Jules Myer-Smith    Kenny Silver

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