Guitar Building Process
Below is a brief look at the process Neil Russell has developed to make some of the world's finest Weissenborn copy guitars.
The first step, once all the wood pieces have been sawed to thickness, is the layout. After this Neil will cut out the shapes and assemble the body in a special form.
After the all of the pieces are fit in to Neil's special clamping system and the braces are in place, it's time to rout out a groove and install the binding.
At this point the guitar is mostly complete and after some sanding it's ready for the spray booth.
After all the finish has been applied the instrument is buffed on a custom made tool. This gives it the shine and fine look that all of Neil's creations have.
When the body of the instrument has been completed it's time to attach all of the hardware, the strings and tune it so it sounds like a true Celtic Cross instrument.
All finished! Ready for a musicians knowledgeable fingers.