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| ADMIST THE LATTICES
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
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