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: September 2017

Instrument details: Joss Motley-Nash - Steel string acoustic

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Having joined his cedar front Joss cuts it to shape

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A plywood block is used to sand the inlay flush to avoid irregularities in the surface

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Scraping the outside of the walnut back to a clean, blemish free surface

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Using a curved chisel to scallop the brace ends

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Gluing the bridge. Final shaping can be done later.

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Joss is sawing the scarf join in the neck to achieve the correct headstock angle

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Routing the truss rod channel

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Bending the walnut sides

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Rasping the headstock shape so that it flows seamlessly into the neck

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The bridge pins are fitted using a tapered reamer

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Joss tests the set-up prior to finishing

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Course photos: September 2017

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