|Project by madburg||posted 02-19-2016 10:35 AM||924 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Yes made from a US$150 kit from Stewart MacDonald, the well know luthier/guitar bits and pieces supplier. For that price I just had to have a go at making one – no intention of playing it. They are still only US$281, but such fantastic value.
The spruce top and curly maple back come carved and sanded, and the back has been glued to the linings, blocks and curly maple ribs. Channels are there for the decorative purfling trim, and the machine-shaped neck is ready for sanding and fitting. Every thing is there except a bow. Have a go!!
Very little work was needed to complete it and only very basic tools. Main skills were sanding, gluing and then varnishing!!! I added the stringing to the neck and back to make it a bit more special. It hangs on the wall and looks great complete with its US$10 bow from China. And it still hasn’t been played!
-- Madburg WA