The foundations of making a guitar going through the selection of the wood. Jean-Baptiste brings a special attention on the choice and the cut of wood. Immediately upon receipt, these woods are cut as required before being stored to undergo a long drying phase (in this case, between 10 and 20 years for rosewood).
After bringing the side to the desired thickness, he form the contour of the side slightly moistened using a resistor.
Once the curve achieved, the side is positioned in a mold which must espouse in a completed way the inner part of the form.
Then Jean-Baptiste glue the 2 battens previously adjusted to the mold in the lower and upper part of the soundbox. The next step is to glue the sides-against on witch will rest the soundboard and the back, as well as the reinforcements arranged perpendicularly.
The bottom and the soundboard not being assembled perpendicularly on the sides, Jean-Baptiste must, while they are still held by the mold, rectify minutely in the plane the outline of these, while conferring them the required curvature, essential to the final assembly of the back and the soundboard.
The bottom bars having been previously adjusted to the curvature of the bottom, they are then glued and beveled so as to allow the embedding and bonding on the bottom of the cons-sides.
The sides block, the back and the soundboard completed, Jean-Baptiste will be able to proceed with the final assembly of the soundbox.
The assembly and bonding of the body are made in two phases. The first is to glue the soundboard, the second to paste the back.
Once the soundbox assembly and the overflows of the soundboard and the back eliminated. He digs gorges around the soundbox in which the nets will be placed.