Course: May 2016
John Crawford    Premanand Giri    Ralph Johns    Jim Oxley    Pete Smith

Instrument details: Pete Smith - Steel string guitar


Thicknessing the cocobolo back

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Pete chisels out a rosette channel which he will fill with sections of paua shell

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Gluing the bridge plate and soundhole strengtheners

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Cocobolo can be tricky to plane but fortunately scrapes beautifully

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Bending the cutaway

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Finishing off the binding channels

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Fitting the side dots

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The holly bindings need to be kept clean while sanding and finishing the cocobolo back and sides

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An egg glair made from whisked up egg whites can be used to seal the cocobolo rosewood prior to French polishing to prevent the colour from bleeding

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Filling the grain using pumice

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After finishing the guitar can be reassembled

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Pete's slotted headstock

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Pete with his finished guitar

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Course: May 2016
John Crawford    Premanand Giri    Ralph Johns    Jim Oxley    Pete Smith

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