Course: January 2011
Tim Hughes    Andy Jordan    Sam McClaren    Jules Myer-Smith    Kenny Silver

Instrument details: Sam McClaren - Classical guitar


Sam has joined his spruce front and is planing it down, checking the thickness throughout.

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The outer rings of soundhole decoration are fitted first...

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...before the central section is chiselled out for the rest of the decoration.

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With the rest of the decoration fitted the soundhole can be cut out.

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Sam has glued and shaped the fan braces and is now gluing the rest of the braces.

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The bridge is made and the wings shaped before gluing to the front.

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Bone strips are used to protect the tie block from the wear of the strings.

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Planing the headstock to thickness.

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Sam has elected to cut the binding channels by hand.

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Drilling the machine head holes.

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After finishing, the guitar is restrung.

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A natural, light oil varnish has been used here.

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Sam and his guitar.

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Sam's rosette.

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Course: January 2011
Tim Hughes    Andy Jordan    Sam McClaren    Jules Myer-Smith    Kenny Silver

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