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Australian Guitar Making School - Students blog

Post by Steve.Toscano » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:41 pm

Hi all.
Crazy few months here, over the xmas break I relocated my workshop from Newcastle to Sydney (Hornsby) and opened up a branch of the Australian Guitar Making School where i teach and guide students to make their own guitar/s in self paced weekly 4hr classes.

For those interested in how we build at the AGMS one of my students has been blogging about his progress, check it out here: https://herbiesguitar.wordpress.com/

Herbie's guitar is number 624 of student built instruments in the AGMS group.

Cheers
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Post by kiwigeo » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:44 pm

Trent, I notice the truss rod hole in the UTB is drilled after the brace is glued in rather than before brace is fitted as in Trevor's books. I usually forget to drill the hole and end up drilling it post brace glue in. Is there a reason you do it this way?
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Post by Steve.Toscano » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:06 am

kiwigeo wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:44 pm
Trent, I notice the truss rod hole in the UTB is drilled after the brace is glued in rather than before brace is fitted as in Trevor's books. I usually forget to drill the hole and end up drilling it post brace glue in. Is there a reason you do it this way?
David :lol: :lol: :lol:
No real reason, except it was the way i learnt to do it and honestly have not felt a need to change.
I made my first falcate braced guitar prior to "the books" being released (taught by Strato Anagnostis), so my original learning's were not as per Trevors methods but Strato's.

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Post by johnparchem » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:31 am

Nice work on this guitar. It was interesting to see it built on a work board instead of an outside mold.

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Post by Steve.Toscano » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:50 pm

yeah, i build my steel string guitars on a solera - but NOT spanish heel.
Only use the mold for gluing linnings to sides. Then the sides are glued to the soundboard (which already has the blocks attached).
Bit of a different way to how most would build, but i find this method much easier for students to get everything aligned.

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