Course: May 2014
Geoff Brewer    Ferran Casas    Andy Littlejohn    Wal Rothwell    Jim Rowley

Instrument details: Wal Rothwell - Nylon string acoustic guitar


After joining, cutting to shape and thicknessing the front, Wal chisels out the channel for the soundhole decoration.

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It is sometimes necessary to seal the channel to prevent colour bleeding into the pale spruce front.

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The decoration can then be installed.

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Wal then glues and profiles the back braces.

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Carving the bridge wings.

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Gluing the truss rod.

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Wal's instrument starts to come together. The lightness of the front is clear to see.

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Routing the rebate for the corner binding.

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Wal starts the trial stringing.

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Wal has used a spray lacquer finish and applies the final polish.

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Wal's mahogany back.

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The final checks.

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The finished guitar.

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Course: May 2014
Geoff Brewer    Ferran Casas    Andy Littlejohn    Wal Rothwell    Jim Rowley

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