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Acoustic Guitar #6: Fitting the neck; gluing on the soundboard

10-02-2012 07:16 AM by YorkshireStewart | 14 comments »

It’s difficult to see what’s going on here. this is a plywood caul that’s screwed down to the mould as a clamp as I glue on the soundboard. It seems easier than the yards of elastic that’s often used for the same purpose. This way to Part Seven

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Acoustic Guitar #5: Some initial assembly. Head and tail blocks

10-01-2012 09:26 PM by YorkshireStewart | 12 comments » that’s what the kerfing strips do! Ah yes, a bit of old mantle piece; that’ll do for the two blocks…

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Acoustic Guitar #4: The neck

10-01-2012 08:57 PM by YorkshireStewart | 7 comments »

A nice piece of mahogany I’ve been saving for a rainy day.. To Part Five

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Acoustic Guitar #3: Kerfing strips.

10-01-2012 08:40 PM by YorkshireStewart | 6 comments »

“Why bother to make them? They’re cheap enough!” “Yes, but, it’s what I do!” ...Recycled mahogany. “ To Part Four

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Acoustic Guitar #2: The back and ribs.

10-01-2012 08:27 PM by YorkshireStewart | 10 comments »

For this, my first effort, (that suggests there’ll be at least a second!) I’m using some pieces of sapele that have been lying around for some time. Bending iron by Heath Robinson or Rube Goldberg! To Part Three

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Acoustic Guitar #1: The soundboard and rosette.

10-01-2012 08:01 PM by YorkshireStewart | 13 comments »

Time, just now, doesn’t allow many words to describe this process. It’s my first attempt an an acoustic guitar. I hope I have taken enough photographs to tell the story. Other than the spruce soundboard, much of the instrument is made from bits and pieces from the shed. Ah yes, I started to make jigs five years ago! This is why I made the thicknessing sander! To Part Two

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Cigar Box Guitar #1: Good Start

09-30-2012 09:59 PM by PittsburghTim | 1 comment »

I recently purchased a book called the Handmade Music Factory by Mike Orr. I had seen another book on the topic reviewed here several weeks ago and that stirred my interest. I haven’t played an instrument since I was forced to take several years of piano lessons by my mom some 35 years ago, but I just finished to large coffee table projects and wanted something new to start. I read through the book and decided to start with a three-string, fretless guitar, I stopped at the local c...

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09-30-2012 06:34 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 0 comments »

I have always loved playing guitar and obviously doing wood working but i have always wanted to combine the 2 and make an electric guitar i only have an acoustic guitar but i always wanted an electric but i just would rather build than buy i have watched an studyed plenty on the subject and im sure i could do it but i am nervous about the idea of the electrics and getting it right, and i was wondering does anyone know a site where you could print a pdf template, full size, of a les paul shape...

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Building a simple cigar box guitar #1: Fitting and shaping the neck

09-24-2012 02:38 AM by JJohnston | 0 comments »

In this series, I’ll be building a simple cigar box guitar. You can see just how simple by comparing it to a proper instrument – Randall Price’s tenor guitar, for example. It’s a “through neck” design, meaning the neck goes all the way through the body, and only it counteracts the tension in the strings. The box is non-structural; it just looks good, and serves as a resonating chamber. The first step is to mill up a neck blank, then use it to lay out ...

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Building my first guitar #1: Finished the body blank, got all the parts.

09-22-2012 03:15 PM by daverose | 2 comments »

Was inspired by the Randall Price series on building a tenor acoustic guitar and figured my wood working skills had reached the point where I could attempt a guitar, albeit an electric one. I’m slightly obsessive about using recycled wood whenever I can and am often going through people’s old furniture where I have salvaged some quite nice wood over the years. This time around a friend was throwing out an old beat up kitchen table while I was helping her move house. It seemed...

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