Lily's Renaissance Guitar

Sanding
Lily uses a long sanding block to smooth off the edges of the guitar before gluing the back and front in place.

Gluing
Lily uses weights to hold the bracing in place on the soundboard until the glue dries.

Sanding
Carefully sanding with the grain, Lily cleans off excess glue and smoothes the surface of the soundboard.

Drilling
Grandpa supervises as Lily drills shallow holes for the pearl marking dots to be inlaid in the fretboard.

Finishing
The walnut sides come to life as Lily applies a clear finish to the wood.

Finishing
Grandpa recommends Minwax Natural Wood finish for the entire instrument.

Stringing
Installing the strings is the final step.

Complete!
Lily is ready to learn guitar now!

Renaissance

She's a knock-out for period music dressed in a Renaissance outfit made by family friend, Julie Pierce. Great job, Lily! How many people your age know first-hand how a guitar is made?



Back to Guitar testimonials