Course: January 2009
Gorm Bruland    Simon Claro    Brian McGloughlin    Steve Pierce    Wez Rostron    Hordur Tomasson

Instrument details: Simon Claro - Acoustic guitar


Simon has joined and cut his walnut back and is preparing the outer surface.

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A strip is glued along the join and is planed to profile.

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Chiselling out the channel for the soundhole rosette.

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The braces are planed to height and then shaped.

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Simon is blocking up the walnut neck to achieve the headstock angle and heel block.

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Shaping the heel.

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Bending the sides on a hot iron.

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An internal view of Simon's guitar showing the 'A-frame' bracing and access to the truss rod. The X crossover is yet to be capped.

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The guitar has been asssembled and trial strung. The frets are then stoned keeping a close eye on the relief.

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The thin oil varnish is applied with a cloth.

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A close up of the bridge.

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Simon with his finished guitar.

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Course: January 2009
Gorm Bruland    Simon Claro    Brian McGloughlin    Steve Pierce    Wez Rostron    Hordur Tomasson

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