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Instruments #1: Archtop Guitar

08-28-2016 06:17 PM by RonPeters | 6 comments »

Looks as if I can’t make furniture like the rest of you folks… I’m forever stuck making instruments… This guitar took me two years to make partly because I started from scratch. No molds or jigs so I had to make them. I got the bug to try an archtop because 1. play guitar, 2. always wanted one, 3. it costs a lot less to just go out an buy one ready made. Here’s the process beginning to the end. Layout Transfer to wood blank At this point I used a drill press to hog out the majority. Drilling to depth and gouging out what didn’t look like a guitar plate. Carve inside carved F holes Parallel (vs...

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