The acoustic guitar arm bevel is an innovation introduced by luthier Grit Laskin in the 1980s. It adds playing comfort and visual interest, and has become a feature in many contemporary custom instruments. Veteran guitarmaker Kent Everett is a master of the construction technique. This enjoyable DVD, a class recorded in his Georgia workshop, demonstrates the complete procedure as an integral part of the guitarmaking process. Kent demystifies the installation and veneering of the bevel block, as well as the addition of handsomely flowing decorative purfling. His method has saved his students time and effort in their own builds.
113 minutes. For intermediate and advanced guitarmakers.
Kent Everett is a highly respected luthier and personable instructor, whose step by step methods have been refined through 30 years of guitarmaking and repair. Also from Kent: Voicing a Steel String Guitar DVD.
Arm bevel history
Arm bevel and tone
Guitar side preparation
Fitting and gluing the bevel block
Shaping the bevel block
Fitting the guitar top
Gluing binding and purfling
Extra lines on the top purfling
Shaping the bevel
Veneering the bevel
The bevel and beyond
This DVD is not "region specific," and is intended for worldwide use.