Acoustic Guitar #1: The soundboard and rosette.

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Blog entry by YorkshireStewart posted 10-01-2012 08:01 PM 7467 reads 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Time, just now, doesn’t allow many words to describe this process. It’s my first attempt an an acoustic guitar. I hope I have taken enough photographs to tell the story. Other than the spruce soundboard, much of the instrument is made from bits and pieces from the shed.

Ah yes, I started to make jigs five years ago!

This is why I made the thicknessing sander!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#1 posted 10-01-2012 08:12 PM

That is so cool Stewart.

I have always wanted to build a guitar. Thanks for letting me watch you build one.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 10-01-2012 08:16 PM


So THAT’s the way it’s done?!

Thank you very much…

I’m looking forward to seeing the rest…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 10-01-2012 08:18 PM

That has been on my list for a long time. Thaks for sharing!


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#4 posted 10-01-2012 08:29 PM

Great looking Stewart.

My sons keeps asking when we are going to start one

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 10-01-2012 08:52 PM

I have to do this one day! Are you springing poles off of the ceiling as clamps? That inlay is amazing.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 10-01-2012 09:06 PM

Steve; Kent; Karson; Mauricio... there’s no time like the present!

Ha! listen to me who started this five years ago!!

Joe – This, in some respects may not be the way it’s done! But it’s working out up to now!

Mauricio – the normal way is to build an open box to spring the “go-bars” from, but as you suspected, I sprung them from ceiling timbers.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#7 posted 10-01-2012 09:47 PM

You are the guitar-man. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 10-01-2012 09:52 PM

Good one Stewart

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 10-02-2012 12:21 AM

Hey Stewart, congratulations on the challenge !!

I will follow this, and hope to listen in the early future the unplugged Les Stewart

-- Back home. Fernando

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#10 posted 10-02-2012 01:51 AM

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, you just told a pretty good story!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 10-02-2012 04:34 AM

Stewart, great start. Shave those braces down.

-- Big Al in IN

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#12 posted 10-02-2012 04:48 PM

A great tutorial Stewart!

It took me about 10 years to finish my son’s electric guitar. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#13 posted 09-29-2013 11:38 PM

Hi Stewart
Even though I have 4 or 5 of my projects posted recentley, I have been on line, library, trying to gather as much information on building my first acoustic guitar. Have still not decided the type such as a jazz, flamingo,classical style. So far I have been interested in purchasing How to build your own acoustic guitar by J. Kinkhead which include the full size plans. your forum certainly excited me. I am fairly new on LumberJocks, and would certainly be interested in all your building steps.
Perhaps you may advise me concerning my problem so far. I believe that I should have a full size plan.
Would appreciate your expertise and recommendations.
Thanks Stewart

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