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The front, like the back, is made from two book-matched pieces – but this time of spruce rather than maple. Here they are, joined and cut out and being roughly shaped.


The arching has been completed and the position of the f holes sketched in place.


The hollowing of the inside is now finished.


Blocks have been glued into place so that the bass bar can be fitted. They’re a temporary scaffolding and will be removed later.


The next stage of fitting the bass bar.


Below is a photograph of the front being glued onto the instrument.



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