Here goes my first blog ever.
My dad is a huge guitar enthusiast, and I have always been fascinated with the beauty of these instruments and the complexity of their construction. So, we have been tossing around the idea of building a guitar together for over a year now. This last Christmas, we finally decided to take the leap. We bought Solomon and Cumpiano’s book Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology: A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar.
We bought 2 sitka spruce tops at Stewart-McDonald (www.stewmac.com), 2 sets of walnut backs and sides from www.superiortonewoods.com (pictured below), and plans for a Taylor Grand Auditorium guitar from Georgia Luthier Supply (also pictured below).
I am not sure how long it will take us, but our goal is to have 2 completed guitars by this time next year. I am going to TRY and blog the entire process, but I promise nothing. I usually think about taking pictures as I am walking out of the shop for the night. Enjoy the blog series and please feel free to make comments. Since this will be the first guitar build for both of us, any recommendations will be accepted warmly.
Thanks for reading,
-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine