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random #29: Brian May's guitar

1719 days ago by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

I just learned from a reddit post (I know some of you are also redditors) that Queen guitarist Brian May built his guitar, “Red Special” with his dad in 1963 when he was sixteen, mostly “from an 18th century fireplace mantel that a friend of the family was about to throw away.” He’s been using it on tour and in albums for over 3 decades. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Special The manufacturing subsection at the link is a fun read for woodworkers and guita...

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Interesting Guitar Design

1988 days ago by Dr_Unix | 8 comments »

I came across an interesting guitar design on Yanko Design and was wondering what woodworkers and guitar players think. Does anyone see any problems with the design? Would it play, sound the same as a normally shaped electric guitar?

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The Journey #1: After a long time

2038 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

I was 22 years old in 1976. I was in college to get a teaching degree and at the same time also attending the Maine school of Guitar making (luthiery). For the next few years I made guitars and sold them to college students. I finished about 20 of them. When I graduated from college I had to live out of state and after two years of that got married. Work and family took me away from the smell of brazilian rosewood and sitka spruce. Move ahead to 2008. I’m back in Maine at the old fam...

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Building a Classical Guitar #6: The back and back braces

2083 days ago by kem | 4 comments »

In this part of the series, we’ll look at making and installing the back braces, making the back, and prepping the sides for the big glue-up. In this guitar, I put in four back braces. These braces were made from 7×15 mm strips of Spanish cedar ripped on a bandsaw. The braces were given a rounded profile on the side facing up when you look through the sound hole. After cutting the braces to length, the ends of each brace on the rounded side were chiseled flat. This would ...

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Building a Classical Guitar #5: The top

2084 days ago by kem | 8 comments »

The kit for this classical guitar came with a bookmatched pair of Engelmann spruce boards for the top. My pair has some beautiful silk in it that I hope will come out in the finish. After jointing the inner edges of the two boards and tapering the opposite edges. We used a wedge jig to glue up the top. The wedge applies the clamping pressure to the joint in the middle of the top. I then used hand planes to surface the outside of the top. The next step is installing the rosette t...

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Custom Guitar Pedalboard #5: Continue the build (after a short pause)

2197 days ago by Budman | 7 comments »

I had to take a break from working on this project for over a week (life got in the way)… But, Sunday afternoon my son Cody came to help work on it… He brought his assortment of pedals and we soon realized that space was quickly running short… We decided to scrap the multi level design to get better use of the space… After cutting the supports, I used my forstner bits to lighten the weight of them… A small light will mount under the top board illuminating the pedals and this ...

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The Craftsman's Path #33: Dreadnought Guitar - Adding the back braces

2311 days ago by Mark Mazzo | 7 comments »

I spent some more time on the guitar project. This time adding the bracing to the back plate. Doing this glue-up required some interesting clamping operations which I describe in the post. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!

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Cain Guitar #2: A live performance of "Sleepwalk"

2428 days ago by Dick, & Barb Cain | 22 comments »

Hi!I have previously submitted a soundtrack of the Cain Guitar. The other day My Son brought over a DVD of a Graduation party. The father of the Graduate arranged to have music by a band made up of himself, playing the drums, & some other friends. They got together , & practiced a few times. It turned out really nice. My Granddaughter did the camera work on this, I think she did a fantastic job. I hope you all enjoy this.

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About Me--alanealane

2460 days ago by alanealane | 11 comments »

I just edited my profile and added the following description of myself…as if anyone cares who I am anyway…sob sob. LOL I’m Alex, a 23 year old woodworking fanatic who’s affectionately called by my family the ‘Termite.’ I work at a private liberal-arts institution in my hometown as an Architectural Drafter/Designer. Another fanaticism I hold dear is that of Jazz Music. I was raised listening to the likes of David Sanborn, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Al J...

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Guitar Stand

2479 days ago by douglbe | 3 comments »

This isn’t much of a blog, but here are some drawings (for those who were interested) with the dimensions for the guitar stand I posted a few weeks ago.

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