Course: January 2015
Martin Burke    Jay Lilley    Steve Reynolds

Instrument details: Martin Burke - Classical guitar (2)


Routing the rosette channels

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The outer rings are installed followed by the previously prepared mosaic tiles

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Fine tuning the fan braces

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Martin has prepared a decorative veneer of rosewood with an ebony and boxwood centre which will be glued over a further thin boxwood veneer.

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Drilling machine head holes

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Martin is using a 'double slipper' design for the inner heel which helps with stability in the upper bout.

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Drilling for side dots

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Trial stringing - exciting!

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Grain filling using pumice

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Building up the finish

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Martin's guitar is a wedge design, thinner on the bass than the treble side, to help with ergonomics.

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Martin's finished guitar

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The headstock

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A close up of the rosette.

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Jay, Steve and Martin with their completed instruments.

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Course: January 2015
Martin Burke    Jay Lilley    Steve Reynolds

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