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 Post subject: Making A Guitar
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:06 am 
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Hello everyone,
It has been a long time since I have been on this forum but i was wondering if anyone had any good resources on how to make a Guitar?

Any tips and pointers are appreciated!

Aaron


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 Post subject: Re: Making A Guitar
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:12 pm 
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I know there are a lot of kits available depending on how much of yourself you want to put into the project. I know absolutely nothing about building guitars but here's one source that has at least one 5 star review:

https://www.jsbguitars.com/shop/guitar- ... -mold-kit/

Something like this might be a bit of a challenge, though:

https://reverb.com/item/2305722-2004-ma ... QBww&pla=1

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Just kidding.

Keep us posted on your progress. I really admire people with the patience and skill to make something like a guitar.


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 Post subject: Re: Making A Guitar
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:34 pm 
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Hey Aaron,

Here are a couple of resources that I have used.
http://www.soundguitarworkshop.com
http://www.luth.org/resources/schools.html
http://seattleluthiers.org
http://www.americanschooloflutherie.com

Good luck,
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 Post subject: Re: Making A Guitar
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:57 pm 
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Thank you guys so much!!! I will definitely keep you updated.


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 Post subject: Re: Making A Guitar
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AARON WOOD: Another source for product and information is http://www.stewmac.com.

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 Post subject: Re: Making A Guitar
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:08 pm 
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Thank you fantastic site!


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 Post subject: Re: Making A Guitar
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This is something I have wanted to do for over a decade now and have only begun in fits and starts. However, this is a superb resource- Guitarmaking: Tradition & Technology: A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar and the Classical Guitar by William R. Cumpiano and Jonathan Natelson. They cover everything you need to know to build either a classical or steel string guitar.


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 Post subject: Re: Making A Guitar
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:40 am 
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I literally just bought that book about 3 hours ago! With amazon it will be here tomorrow:) can't wait!!!

Thank you:)


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 Post subject: Re: Making A Guitar
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:32 pm 
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Aaron,
I know San Marcos is a long way from Sacramento but it's a great woodworking school....and the guitar making class is second to none!
https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/woodworking/

Don


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