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“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirey by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a driss press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

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BACK & SIDES: Grading and Dimensions

Backs are graded based on the quality of the pattern area on the wood and are not always rectangular. Sides are graded assuming they will be tapered. Small defects may occur outside the pattern areas (see photo).

If you require something that does not fit into the parameters listed below, please call or email us to inquire about different dimensions. They are often available.

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Steel String Dreadnought Sets 

Large enough for a typical dreadnought sized guitar.

BACK DIMENSIONS:

  • Lower Bout – 15½"
  • Upper Bout – 11½"
  • Body Length – 20"

SIDES DIMENSIONS:

  • Wide End – 5"
  • Narrow End – 4¼"
  • Length – 32"

Classical/OM Sets
Large enough for a typical 000/OM instrument.
An OM (orchestra model) shape is a little larger than a traditional classical guitar.

DIMENSIONS:

  • Lower Bout – 15"
  • Upper Bout – 11 ¼" 
  • Body Length – 19 ½"

SIDES DIMENSIONS:

  • Wide End – 4½"
  • Narrow End – 3¾"
  • Length – 30"