Course: January 2013
Oska Burman    Tim Jones    Natalie LaValley    Pete Lewis    Tom Norton

Instrument details: Natalie LaValley - Steel string guitar


Natalie brushes glue onto the two sides of her walnut back.

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Preparing the outer channels for the soundhole decoration.

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Natalie has, like Oska, decided to use on offcut from her back as part of her rosette.

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This is installed between the outer rings.

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The front braces are prepared, designed around a central x-brace.

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The braces are glued prior to carving to shape.

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The heel is carved before assembly while still accessible.

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Assembling the guitar.

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The binding channels are usually routed...

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Natalie has chosen to French Polish the front and oil the rest of the guitar.

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Natalie's headstock decoration.

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The back of Natalie's guitar.

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...and finished by hand.

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Natalie with her finished guitar.

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Course: January 2013
Oska Burman    Tim Jones    Natalie LaValley    Pete Lewis    Tom Norton

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