Follow along as I build a tenor guitar. Blueprints for this guitar are available at Elderly Instruments. A tenor guitar is a small 4 string guitar tuned in 5ths like a violin or mandolin. Search YouTube for “tenor guitars” to see what one looks and sounds like. In this video I review two different plans for tenor guitars and select the wood for the back and sides.
Follow along as I build a tenor guitar. In part 8 see how the soundhole rosette is inlaid into the guitar top using a shop built router circle cutting jig.
Follow along as I build a tenor guitar. In Part 2 see how the template for the guitar back and top is made.
Follow along as I build a tenor guitar. In part 5 you will see how the spreader clamps for the guitar form and the kerfed linings are made.
Follow along as I build a tenor guitar. In Part 3 you will see how to build the guitar mold.
Follow along as I build a Tenor Guitar. In Part 9 see how the sides are bent and fitted to the form to dry.
Follow along as I build a tenor guitar. In part 6 I joint and glue the guitar top and back plates together.
Follow along as I build a tenor guitar. In part 4 you will see how the back and sides are dimensioned and brought to the final thickness – from a plank of roughsawn walnut to the 0.80” thick back and sides.
Follow along as I build a tenor guitar. In this video I build a fixture to hold the guitar in order to cut the neck mortise.
Follow along as I build a Tenor Guitar. In part 10 see how the two sides of the guitar are glued together.
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