Course: January 2012
Adam Brown    Martin Burke    Robert Johnson    Will Kearney    Sam McClaren

Instrument details: Sam McClaren - Steel string acoustic and classical guitar


Sam is taking his second course and is undertaking two instruments. The first is a small bodied steel string with a pearwood back.

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He is using an offcut of the back as the soundhole decoration.

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For the classical Sam has fitted a ring of maple into which he is carving a rope design.

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Shaping the fan braces with a small brass thumb plane.

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The mahogany neck is blocked up.

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For the classical guitar Sam is using a V-join for the headstock.

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Having bent the sides, Sam cuts them to length.

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The bindings are glued in place, held with tape.

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The fingerboard is next to be glued.

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The frets are hammered into place.

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Sam's finished guitars.

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During the trial stringing the set-up can be completed.

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Course: January 2012
Adam Brown    Martin Burke    Robert Johnson    Will Kearney    Sam McClaren

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