Course: May 2007
Tom Abbe    Dave Austin    Kieran Binnie    Conor Glavin    Owen Williams

Instrument details: Owen Williams - Steel string acoustic guitar


Owen has joined the front and is checking the thickness with calipers.

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He has chosen an unusual soundhole design, here being cut out with a fretsaw.

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The edges are then cleaned up with a knife.

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The front and back are then braced. Owen is here carving the braces on his cherry back.

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The side fits into a slot in the side of the neck with the aid of a wedge.

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Owen is checking the fit of the wedge he has prepared.

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When the sides have been cut down to approximate height the linings are glued in with pegs.

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The channels for the corner decoration are routed out.

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The neck is finally shaped.

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One way of 'masking' the soundhole is by inflating a baloon inside - ideal for Owen's fretwork soundhole.

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The guitar is ready to be played.

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A close-up of Owen's soundhole.

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Course: May 2007
Tom Abbe    Dave Austin    Kieran Binnie    Conor Glavin    Owen Williams

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