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Lily's Renaissance Guitar
Lily uses a long sanding block to smooth off the edges of the guitar before gluing the back and front in place.
Lily uses weights to hold the bracing in place on the soundboard until the glue dries.
Carefully sanding with the grain, Lily cleans off excess glue and smoothes the surface of the soundboard.
Grandpa supervises as Lily drills shallow holes for the pearl marking dots to be inlaid in the fretboard.
The walnut sides come to life as Lily applies a clear finish to the wood.
Grandpa recommends Minwax Natural Wood finish for the entire instrument.
Installing the strings is the final step.
Lily is ready to learn guitar now!
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?