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Obviously I skipped a few steps here in the documenting process. As a side note, I cut these braces on the bandsaw and then shaped them by hand with a plane ala a violin soundbar.

RowlingHardcover I am using a bunch of homemade spool clamps. Oh well, maybe next time. The spool clamps were made with very inexpensive carriage bolts and spools cut from Walnut scrap with a hole cutter on the drill press.

Briston, England-based Jonathan Kinkead has kinksad building guitars for nearly 30 years. As you can see in the photo, I used shims to add pressure to areas where there were gaps between sides and the blocks. Below is the process for gluing back to the body.


I ended up with an instrument on par with ones costing much more. Here’s a picture of one of the finished guitars. By the way, on both these guitars I used Titebond for some applications and hide glue for others.

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Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar, Book – Hal Leonard Online

If you are considering building an acoustic guitar or even if you just want to know how a guitar is constructed, this book is VERY comprehensive. Any Condition Any Condition. I pegged the bridge to prevent it from being pulled up by the string tension, and used up graded tuners and strings. Kinkead for a very well-done book!

Clears up a lot of methods of building. The photo above is a picture of the mold under construction. This book convinced I can build a nice kknkead. Best Selling jonqthan Textbooks, Education See all.

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You would think engineers would have a little more foresight Below is my very lovely wife along with the maple back complete with braces. You may also like.


I also referred to Bob Benedetto’s archtop book for a few comparisons to the archtop guitar construction methods I was familiar with. Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

Skip to main content. I couldn’t tell you if there was a difference in glue integrity, but the fast tack of hide glue was a plus, especially in applying bindings later on. About this product Synopsis Every guitarist dreams of owning a handmade instrument, but for most, the cost is likely to be prohibitive.

Kinkead’s book but I ended up buying the blue print before buying the book I used this as a sort of prototype to test out methods before applying them to the rosewood.

Above is a video of the new rosewood dreadnought documented on this page.

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