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I chose to use a wooden cap rather than glue soaked linen where the braces cross beneath the sound hole. I couldn’t tell you if there was a difference in glue integrity, but the fast tack of hide glue was a plus, especially in applying bindings later on.

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The alternative – building your own fine guitar – is not as difficult as you might imagine, given some skill, patience, and the expert guidance of a master luthier. Skip to main content. The two halves of the mold are clamped together to hold the entire body as it is built. I made two guitars using the same mold, the first guitar is the maple one. Harry Potter Years by J. People who bought this also bought.

If you are considering building an acoustic guitar or even if you just want to know how a guitar is constructed, this book is VERY comprehensive. Below I am gluing the top to the sides. Below is my very lovely wife along with the maple back complete with braces. I chose to use wood side braces vs cloth reinforcement apparently used on some Martin guitars. We made about six necks so we have plenty laying around for future projects. As a side note, I cut these braces on the bandsaw and then shaped them by hand with a plane ala a violin soundbar.


His craft is born out of experience and intuition rather than a strict following of technical detail. I was surprised how easily the rosewood bent, especially compared to the figured maple I have used for my previous guitars. Kinkead’s mold and worked very well throughout the whole process. Obviously I skipped a few steps here in the documenting process. Linkead is a video of the new rosewood dreadnought documented on this page. Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See kinksad.

For the first time, I used a blue print in building these. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. Jonatha spool clamps were made with very jonayhan carriage bolts and spools cut from Walnut scrap with a hole cutter on the drill press. I’m reading kinkeadd books on guitar building and this is one of the most helpful.

I am using a bunch of homemade spool clamps. I probably needed to refine the mold or the blocks a bit more. The carriage bolts were very cheap but covered in grease so it was a messy. You jonathqn also like. I find that it helps to plane them a little thinner in areas where tight bending is going to occur like on a Venetian cut-away. See all 11 brand new listings. Jonaathan to Michael G. By the way, on both these guitars I used Titebond for some applications and hide glue for others.

Had to be careful that the grease didn’t get on to the maple or spruce. I also referred to Bob Benedetto’s archtop book for a few comparisons to the archtop guitar construction methods I was familiar with.

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Any Condition Any Condition. I pegged the bridge to prevent it from being pulled up by the string tension, and used up graded tuners and strings. If you are planning to build a guitar read this book first. The dreadnought shape was far less stressful to me and the wood so I was able to keep the sides on the thicker side. Stewart for the fantastic photo. I planed and scraped the sides down to about 2mm before I bent them.


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I used a very well written book to help with the Martin project. There is a caul below the boards crossing the top to distribute pressure evenly along the edge jonatgan the top. I cut the sound hole using Stewmac’s attachment for the dremel. Since rosewood is apparently less friendly to titebond, I used hide glue for most joints where rosewood was involved.

I used this as a sort of prototype to test out jontahan before applying them to the rosewood.

Building two acoustic guitars based on a classic Martin Dreadnought — Jan Knutson

The resulting beauty of form and distinctive tone have earned him his reputation as one of the world’s most respected independent luthiers. Clears up a lot of methods of building. Decided to go with laminate construction for the necks figuring that I could control wood movement better by orienting the grain to balance movement tendency.

Gluing in the linings. I’m planning on starting a guitar build as soon as I gather a few more of the small tools. This is how I attached the tailblock and neck block inside the mold. Show More Show Less. The mold is based on Mr. Very comprehensive and detailed.