Course: May 2011
Derek Deverill    James Murphy    Kevin Scott    Alan Stevenson

Instrument details: Kevin Scott - Steel string guitar


The back is joined by planing each edge straight and square until no light is visible between the two pieces.

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With the back joined and cut to shape, a strengthening strip is glued down the centre to reinforce the join.

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Here Kevin is sawing strips of cedrela for the back braces.

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The braces are fitted at rough dimension and shaped once glued.

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In the Spanish method, slots are cut into the heel for the sides to go into.

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The adjustable truss rod which strengthens the neck is threaded for the adjustment nut.

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The first part of assembly is complete - next up, the back.

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The x-brace join is reinforced with parchment.

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Kevin is sanding out any minor irregularities in the sides prior to routing the binding channels.

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The bindings are glued on and held in place with tape.

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When the guitar is strung up and set-up 'in the white', including filing the nut slots to the correct depth.

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Kevin's flamed walnut back.

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The guitar is then finished and restrung.

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Course: May 2011
Derek Deverill    James Murphy    Kevin Scott    Alan Stevenson

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