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

Instrument details: Sarah Wingert - Steel string guitar


Sarah is fitting the decoration into her cedar front.

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Sawing the cedrela for the back braces.

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Having shaped the back braces, Sarah glues them on using go-bars.

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Carving the braces.

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The truss rod channel is routed out. A sloped support is used to set the truss rod deeper at the body end, ie close to the back of the neck.

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Drilling the machine head holes.

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The heel is shaped and sanded smooth.

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The sides are then bent and cut to length.

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Chiselling the slot for the decorative end graft.

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The fret slot ends are filled with shellac filler.

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Installing the pick-up.

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Sarah plays her finished guitar.

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

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