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 2019

Instrument details: Kuleshwar Singh - Arch top guitar

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Kul starts by carefully joining the wedges from which the front and back will be carved

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Kul opts to cut the front and back with a bow saw

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After carving and thicknessing the front the f-holes are cut

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These are refined with a knife

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A simple pair of compasses can be used to draw the shape of the front onto the x-braces

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The braces are carefully shaped to perfectly fit the front

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The braces are final shaped after fitting

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The machine head holes are drilled before the slots are routed

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Linings glued ready to accept the back

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Final shaping the headstock

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The neck is ready to glue. Kul has used an integral cantilever rather than the usual separate extension piece over the body. This makes the join much more difficult - and impossible to rout - but gives a better result both structurally and aesthetically.

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Gluing the neck; note the unusual concealed truss rod adjustment at the body end

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Trial stringing. More pictures to follow...

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Course photos: September 2019

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