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Every morning either a mini lecture or a teaching demonstration introducing the next sequential process was presented. Sergei was making his own Classical Guitar alongside of us and demonstrations were made with his guitar with all of us hawking his every movement. In a nutshell...the construction process flows freely as long as the sequential phases are followed. Amazingly enough within a three week timespan the guitar was boxed,bound and sanded and the necks were shaped, fretboards on and ready for finishing. A completed guitar in the white ready for the spraying process.


At this time Autumn of 99, our guitars were finished using nitrocellulose lacquer. The applications were sprayed on with a gun sprayer shooting at about 35 psi from a shop compressor.

I understand, Sergei is now French Polishing his instruments once more in lieu of the lacquer process which would be more in keeping with a healthier lifestyle not having to ingest those noxtious lacquer fumes. The finishing process using lacquer at Sergei's then went something like this:

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