Building A Cuttaway Acoustic Guitar

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Blog series by DMiller updated 09-10-2019 10:23 PM 4 parts 13241 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: Part 1- Beginning Steps of Building an Acoustic Guitar

05-08-2018 04:17 AM by DMiller | 6 comments »

Over the course of my life I have been interested in building a stringed instrument- this last December I began collecting the supplies needed to accomplish what looked like and and still at times feels like a giant of a project. In December, I planned on trying to keep the costs within the budget of $200; since then I have found that is not a possible sum to stay within! (: I did happen to have most of the wood I needed for this project, which greatly cuts the cost down. Now to get to the...

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Part 2: Part 2: Gluing the Sides

08-01-2018 01:54 AM by DMiller | 7 comments »

First off I would like to apologize for not having updated you all earlier on my acoustic guitar project. This summer has been really busy for me as I have been working full time and have not had a lot of time to work on the guitar. Hopefully once school starts I will have a little more time in the afternoon. Here are a few pictures of the instrument at the stage it is at: As I have glued the three pieces of the sides I have kept them in a form to keep the sides from trying to...

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Part 3: Part 3: Kerfing, Bracing, and Gluing the Back

01-13-2019 11:17 PM by DMiller | 6 comments »

The guitar is coming along well; progress however, has been slow as I only have two afternoons each week to work on it. I am grateful for the time I do have though. Over the last three or so months I have been working on it, the kerfing, bracing, and back has went together. The kerfing definitely isn’t perfect, but I think it is a is good enough to do the job. I definitely learned a bit or two about making it- use straight grained wood, bend to fit BEFORE cutting each groove in i...

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Part 4: Part 4: Rosette, Bracing and Gluing the Top

09-10-2019 10:23 PM by DMiller | 5 comments »

Well folks, its been a while! I am now in my senior year of high school and unfortunately, time is not slowing down! I haven’t had a lot of time to work on the guitar this past summer, but I really have enjoyed the time I have had. Looking back at my last blog makes me feel like since my last post not a lot has happened; in reality I feel like I understand how to build a guitar and the order everything is assembled much better. The rosette has taken just about the most time creating-...

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