I have started taking a classical guitar construction class at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, CO. I’ll be blogging about it here as my journal through the process.
The kit that we are using is the KLC guitar kit from Luthiers Mercantile International . The kit has all the wood and hardware for building a classical guitar. It also comes with a DVD – “Build a Classical Guitar with Robert O’Brien”. Robbie is the teacher of our class. He teaches several classes each semester and also offers private instruction. You can see and hear an example of building this kit on YouTube .
Here are some pictures of the wood that comes in the kit.
The bookmatched Indian rosewood sides and back.
The bookmatched Engelmann spruce top.
Bracewood, kerfing, etc.
Mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, headstock veneers, etc.
All the wood looks (and smells) great! Not pictured above are the fretwire, tuners, guitar plans and dvd that also comes with the kit.
My next entry will look at building the neck blank and headstock.