Course: September 2009
Richard Buscall    James Evans    Leah Jerrett    David Parker    Sarah Wingert

Instrument details: Richard Buscall - Steel string guitar


Richard has surfaced his Tasmanian Blackwood back, cut it to shape and is planing it to thickness.

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A strengthening strip is glued along the join on the inside of the back.

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Curved braces are then glued to the back which give the back it's shape.

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The bridge is located using a ruler clamped lightly to the front. When the glue grabs, the ruler can be removed so the squeeze out can be cleaned off.

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Shaping the heel with a rasp.

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The sides are bent around a hot iron.

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The linings are glued in place using clothes pegs.

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Next to be fitted is the back.

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The fingerboard is glued on and a camber planed on to it.

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Richard with his finished guitar.

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The finished back and sides.

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The completed guitar is then sanded ready for finishing.

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Course: September 2009
Richard Buscall    James Evans    Leah Jerrett    David Parker    Sarah Wingert

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