Course: September 2009
Richard Buscall    James Evans    Leah Jerrett    David Parker    Sarah Wingert

Instrument details: Leah Jerrett - Small bodied acoustic guitar


Leah is using a scraper to surface her rosewood back.

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The shape is then cut out.

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Leah has inlaid the soundhole decoration in her red spruce front and is sanding it flush.

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The braces are glued on oversize, to be carved once fitted.

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Carving the braces with a chisel and small plane.

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The neck is blocked up to give the basic shape.

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Leah is bending the rosewood sides on a hot iron.

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The instrument is then assembled, the first stage of which is gluing the neck to the front.

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The sides and linings are then planed to height to accept the back.

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The back is glued using go-bars.

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Final sanding.

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Leah with her finished guitar.

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Course: September 2009
Richard Buscall    James Evans    Leah Jerrett    David Parker    Sarah Wingert

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