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Building A Cuttaway Acoustic Guitar

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Blog series by DMiller updated 01-13-2019 11:17 PM 3 parts 3709 reads 18 comments total

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

05-08-2018 04:17 AM by DMiller | 5 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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