Tony begins the ‘Dragon’. Willem, Hans, and Fred arrive from Holland to build their first guitars.

Tony will return on the next course to continue with this one. Obviously there is not time for this sort of thing in the normal 5 days.

In this case Liberon finishing oil is applied to the finely sanded guitar. What a great job Willem…..nice inlays.

Here’s Mark demonstrating the ‘string tension simulator’ to Hans. It bends the neck as if it were strung up to pitch making fret dressing more accurate.

Some instruments, like this bass, just have something nice about them. It is just a standard really, mahogany neck and body with an ebony fingerboard, but it definately has the x factor. Just wait till it gets the knobs on….