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I chose to use wood side kinkewd vs cloth reinforcement apparently used on some Martin guitars. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Very comprehensive and detailed.

I also referred to Bob Benedetto’s archtop book for a few comparisons to the archtop guitar construction methods I was familiar with. Clears up a lot of methods of building. Oh well, maybe next time. Above is a video of the new rosewood dreadnought documented on this page. Skip to main content. People who bought this also bought. Every step of construction is fully covered, from choice, selection, and preparation of woods, to consideration of size, bracing, and tonal qualities.

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Jonathan Kinkead (Author of Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar)

Below is the process for gluing back to the body. Each step of the building sequence is clearly photographed in color, with variations to the standard design shown to enable you to personalize your instrument as you make it. I laid out and cut the notches for the braces in the kerfed kinoead.


Harry Potter Years by J. This is how I attached the tailblock and neck block inside the mold. The mold is based on Mr. The resulting beauty of form and distinctive tone have earned him his reputation as one of the world’s most respected independent luthiers.

For the first time, I used a blue print in building these. Decided to go with laminate construction for the necks figuring that I could control wood movement better by orienting the grain to balance movement tendency.

Next time I will be more precise measuring the thickness of the braces and cutting the notches accordingly.

You may also like. I planed and scraped the sides down to about 2mm before I bent them.

Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar, Book – Hal Leonard Online

You would think engineers would have a little more foresight The photo above is a picture jonathaj the mold under construction. By the way, I forgot to mention that after sanding the top many steps ago, I applied a couple of thin coats of shellac to help keep the top from getting too dirty or stained during the construction process.

See details for additional description. Kinkead’s mold and worked very well throughout the whole process.

I kept the body in the mold for support and stability. If kijkead are considering building an acoustic guitar or even if you just want to know how a guitar is constructed, this book is VERY comprehensive. I was surprised how easily the rosewood bent, especially compared to the figured maple I have used for my previous guitars. See all 11 brand new listings.


I used this as a sort of prototype to test out methods before applying them to the rosewood. The spool clamps were made with very inexpensive carriage bolts and spools cut from Walnut scrap with a hole cutter on the drill press.

RowlingHardcover I made two guitars using the same mold, the first guitar is the maple one. Not konkead stimulating work but saved a lot of money and really didn’t take that long. We used various combinations of maple and mahogany. Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

The alternative – building your own fine guitar – is not as difficult as you might imagine, given some skill, patience, and the expert guidance of a master luthier. The rosewood sides were bent by hand on a bending iron. Jonahhan used a very well written book to help with the Martin project. Staff Cosmic Debris Etc. Gluing in the linings.

Kinkead’s book but I ended up buying the blue print before buying the book Explains types of woods, tools used and techniques. Not only explaining the building process but covering the tools needed.