Totnes School of Guitar Making, South Devon, England, UK Totnes School of Guitar Making, South Devon, England, UK Totnes School of Guitar Making, South Devon, England, UK
Guitar making course, Totnes, Devon

Course photos: May 2021

Instrument details: Duncan Cruttenden - Electric guitar

Construction

The two piece body has been joined with decorative strips down the join. The top is then planed flat.

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Construction

The bulk of the internal cavities is removed with a forstner bit...

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... before finishing with a router.

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Joining the flamed maple cap.

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Carving the top. This is done before gluing to the body to enable f-holes to be cut.

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The f-holes have been cut and the inside is thinned to ensure an elegant finish

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Gluing the ziricote headstock veneer

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Routing the neck pocket is more easily done before the body shape is cut

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Routing the body shape

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Gluing the neck

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Finalising the headstock shape where it runs into the neck

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The headstock inlay recess is prepared with a Dremel and finished by hand

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The fitted abalone inlay

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Finishing

Final sanding is done, ready for staining...

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Finishing

After staining

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Course photos: May 2021

Totnes School of Guitarmaking  Collins Road, Totnes, Devon, England, TQ9 5PJ  Phone: +44 (0)1803 865255
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