Course: January 2014
Geoff Coates    Theo Hall    Pete Lewis    Keith Marshall    Ben Sanderson

Instrument details: Keith Marshall - Steel string guitar


The narrow channels for the soundhole inlay are taken out with a fine chisel.

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When inlaid, the strips of decoration are planed flush with the front.

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The soundhole is then cut.

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The walnut neck is planed and the truss rod is installed using an epoxy resin.

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A wooden fillet is glued over the truss rod and will be planed flush when set.

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The guitar will be built in an assembly jig, or solera, the posts of which are positioned using the template.

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The channels for the corner bindings and purflings are usually routed out.

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Clearing the fret slots prior to fretting.

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The saddle slot is routed out. It's position is key to good intonation.

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The fret ends are filled with shellac stick.

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Applying a thin oil varnish to the walnut neck, back and sides.

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Keith's guitar.

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The redwood front.

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Course: January 2014
Geoff Coates    Theo Hall    Pete Lewis    Keith Marshall    Ben Sanderson

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