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

Instrument details: Premanand Giri - Steel string guitar


Premanand starts by joining his redwood front

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Shaping pieces of turquoise for the soundhole decoration

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Gluing the prepared turquoise sections

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Blocking up the heel

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Bending the sides. A steel strap helps to support the figured wood.

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Cutting the bent sides to length

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Gluing the back

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Sawing the fret slots

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The neck is reduced to the width of the fingerboard which was planed to dimension prior to fitting

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Fitting the turquoise fret dots

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The trial stringing

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Final bridge shaping

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Premanand 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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