Course: September 2011
Reid Bower    Jake Landau    Martin Smith    Fried van Doorslaer    Barnaby Walters

Instrument details: Martin Smith - Classical guitar


The back join is checked in front a light source.

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The outer rings of the decoration are fitted before the central mosaic section.

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Martin has made and fitted the mosaic sections and is planing them flush with the front.

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Having blocked up the neck Martin shapes the heel.

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To cut the slots, first holes are drilled and the material between them sawn out.

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The sides of the slots are then cleaned with a chisel.

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The back is ready to be glued on.

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This is done using go bars.

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The binding channels are routed next.

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The fingerboard has been fitted, the neck shaped and the guitar trial strung. Martin is French polishing his guitar.

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The final stringing.

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A close-up of Martin's rosette.

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Course: September 2011
Reid Bower    Jake Landau    Martin Smith    Fried van Doorslaer    Barnaby Walters

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