Course: January 2016
Jerry Aplin    Jon Collins    Callum Hook    Matt Kingdom    Matt Kirby

Instrument details: Matt Kirby - Steel string acoustic guitar


Matt uses a bright light source to check the fit of the back join

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Chiselling out the rosette channel

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Gluing the bridge plate and soundhole strengtheners

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Blocking up the neck

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Routing the truss rod channel

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Once bent the sides are clamped to the solera

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Gluing the corner bindings

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Stoning the frets. The relief is measured using a straight edge and feeler gauges.

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The finish has been applied and the end pin is final fitted.

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Time to play.

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Matt's guitar

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The back of Matt's headstock showing his electronic tuners.

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Ready to take home!

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Course: January 2016
Jerry Aplin    Jon Collins    Callum Hook    Matt Kingdom    Matt Kirby

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