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Blog entry by joebazooka posted 12-01-2009 12:14 AM 940 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay I am interested in making a guitar. I have never done something so intricate before. What I need, if someome has, is a plan with good instructions. I just took up playing a little while back an thought I’d like to make my own. Can anyone help me out?
Thanks in avdvance.

-- Robert-maine

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Robert Herring

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#1 posted 12-01-2009 12:30 AM

Are you interested in Acoustic, Classical or Solid Body? I make Acoustics. Go to They have everything you would need. Books, plans, parts, wood, tuners, EVERYTHING. Even have kits that you can build at affordable prices. That may be the way to go first to see if you like it. You can also get your woods off ebay. I’ve bought a lot off of there. Just search “luthier” and you’ll pull up everything pertaining to bulding guitars. John Mayes sells an incrediable set of DVDs I purchased from him. You build one with him. His web site is: You can watch excerpts of his DVDs on the site. Enjoy

-- Robert M. Herring

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 01:02 AM

I would suggest you visit You will receive an amazing amount of assistance in your endeavor. There are also many videos available on I would suggest a “practice” guitar out of inexpensive materials – I am on my second, and have lost a few pieces in the bending process. Plan on spending some money, but plans are available for sidebenders and other jigs. When shopping some of the luthier suppliers, always ask yourself if maybe you can get it/do it yourself cheaper. Google will become your best friend.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 12-01-2009 01:19 AM

There are lots of possibilities. I’ve been making guitars for years and of all the books I have I find the definitive one that is the one book you’d have if you could have only one is “guitar making” It’s at Here
It’s only for acoustic guitars though.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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David Craig

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#4 posted 12-01-2009 03:56 AM

Considering that you have not done this before, I would suggest working with a kit first. Grizzly’s President is a guitar aficionado. Grizzly has a number of kits ( at a reasonable price. I would suggest buying one, going over the construction, then moving on to a scratch project afterwards.

Good Luck,


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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