Course: September 2012
Charlie Cannon    Magnus Kongstein    Michel Moy    Marcos Solano

Instrument details: Marcos Solano - Steel string acoustic guitar


Marcos checks his progress as he thicknesses his front. The final figure, though, will depend on the stiffness of his particular piece of wood.

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Having inlaid his rosette, Marcos cuts out the soundhole.

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The braces are then glued on using go bars, prior to shaping...

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...using small planes and chisels.

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The sides have been taken slightly thinner where the tight bends of the cutaway are.

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The linings and sides are planed ready for the back.

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The prepared surface. The back will be glued on using go-bars.

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Marcos then routs the channels for the corner bindings.

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Marcos checks the thickness as he shapes the neck.

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The rosewood is sealed with egg glair prior to French polishing.

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After finishing, the fingerboard is oied prior to stringing.

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Marcos with his finished guitar.

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The finished group.

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Course: September 2012
Charlie Cannon    Magnus Kongstein    Michel Moy    Marcos Solano

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