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Bracing on Classical Soundboard
Bracing on Classical Soundboard

This pattern is based upon a Romanillos design, using one arched harmonic bar

Rosewood Classical Back
Rosewood Classical Back

Only AAA grade wood is used throughout all of my guitars

Heel and Foot Development
Heel and Foot Development

Wedges are used to hold the sides in place where they meet the neck. A very strong method!

Headstock with Rosewood Facing
Headstock with Rosewood Facing

This is one of several headstock designs that I use.

Adding Bridge Decoration
Adding Bridge Decoration

Bridges may be plain or have decoration to echo other elements.

Rosettes
Rosettes

Each rosette is unique and designed and made by me to suit the style of the instrument (and its owner!).

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Lining-up the coloured strips ready for gluing into planks and then into the rosette "log". This is a tricky but exciting process!

Ready for Back-fitting
Ready for Back-fitting

This classical instrument has lime linings and is ready for the rosewood back.

Ready for Polishing
Ready for Polishing

This rosewood/spruce classical will be French polished.