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I replaced the preamp with one that only required two small holes for the volume and tone, I used an end jack so I wouldn’t have to add another hole.

Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Had to be careful that the grease didn’t get on to the maple or spruce. Best Selling in Honathan, Education See all.

You may notice in this picture that the body is shallower than the mold. Definitly recommend Verified purchase: Any Condition Any Condition.

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Thanks to Michael G. I am using a bunch of homemade spool clamps. The mold is based on Mr. RowlingHardcover Bearclaw spruce top with quilted maple left over from a previous build.

Show More Show Less. I kept the body in the mold for support and stability. Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar: You would think engineers would have a little more foresight Since rosewood is apparently less friendly to titebond, I used hide glue for most joints where rosewood was involved. I planed and scraped the sides down to about 2mm before I bent them. I glued sheets of cork to the blocks of scrap and then mass produced spools.


I chose to use wood side braces vs cloth reinforcement apparently used on some Martin guitars. The dreadnought shape was far less stressful to me and the wood so I was able to keep the sides on the thicker side. Below I am gluing the top to the sides. The carriage bolts were very cheap but covered in grease so it was a messy. Clears up a lot of methods of building.


This picture shows the linings and the installation of the side braces. The minkead halves of the mold are clamped together to hold the entire body as it is built.

You may also like. I probably needed to refine the mold or the blocks a bit more.

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His craft is born out of experience and intuition rather than a strict following of technical detail. Decided to go with laminate construction for the necks figuring that I could control wood movement better by orienting the grain to balance movement jonatthan.

As kiinkead can see in the kibkead, I used shims to add pressure to areas where there were gaps between sides and the blocks. By the way, I forgot to mention that after sanding the top many steps ago, I applied a couple of thin coats of shellac to help keep the top from getting too dirty or stained during the construction jonathxn.


I made two guitars using the same mold, the first guitar is the maple one. The resulting beauty of form and distinctive tone have earned him his reputation as one of the world’s most respected independent luthiers. Obviously I skipped a few steps here in the documenting process. I ended up with an instrument on par with ones costing much more.

This book convinced I can build a nice guitar. Started off gluing together some necks. Above is a video of the new rosewood dreadnought documented on this page.

Oh well, maybe next time. The spool clamps were made with very inexpensive carriage bolts and spools cut from Walnut scrap with a hole cutter on the drill press. Staff Cosmic Debris Etc. If you are planning to build a guitar read this book first. Very comprehensive and detailed. Kinkead’s book but I ended up buying the blue print before buying the book