Course: September 2013
Michael Argent    Den Edwards    Alex Kinchin    Tom Wilkinson

Instrument details: Michael Argent - Steel string guitar


Michael has joined and surfaced his Brazilian walnut back and is cutting it to shape.

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An offcut of the back is being used as part of the soundhole decoration.

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The outer rings are installed first, then the Brazilian walnut ring.

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Michael has glued the small finger braces first, which are easier to shape before the larger x-braces are fitted.

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The other braces are then fitted and shaped.

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The truss rod is glued into the neck.

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The sides are then bent and the sides joined at the cutaway with a small internal block.

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While the body is gluing Michael starts to shape the ebony fingerboard.

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After stoning the frets are recrowned with a concave fret file.

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Michael has applied the oil finish and then fits the imbuya scratchplate.

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The guitar is now ready to play.

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Michael's headstock,...

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the Sitka spruce front...

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and imbuya back and sides.

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Course: September 2013
Michael Argent    Den Edwards    Alex Kinchin    Tom Wilkinson

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