Course: January 2018
Torstein Arntsen    Joss Motley-Nash    Richard Platt    Thomas Sellers    Richard Waddell

Instrument details: Joss Motley-Nash - Arch top guitar


Joss planes the spruce front ready for joining

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Gluing the flamed maple back with hide glue

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Much of the carving is done with planes, while the shape is finalised with scrapers

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A drill is used to remove a lot of the bulk from the inside when thicknessing

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Planing the inside of the back to thickness

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Joss tidies up the f-holes with a sharp knife

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A pair of compasses can be used initially to draw the curve on the braces - this must be planed and scraped to perfectly match the internal shape of the front

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The braces are glued to the front before shaping

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Preparing the dovetail neck pocket in the heel block

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Gluing the macassar ebony fingerboard

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With the pickup hole cut and reinforced, assembly gets underway

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Applying fish glue to the linings ready for gluing the back

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Routing the corner binding channel

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Course: January 2018
Torstein Arntsen    Joss Motley-Nash    Richard Platt    Thomas Sellers    Richard Waddell

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