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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 entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill 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

Fretwire, gold “Evo” alloy, 4 feet, ...Neck, Spanish Cedar, 30" x 4" ...

Building an Electric Archtop Guitar
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Building an Electric Archtop Guitar

SKU: BM98

MEDIAElectricBldgAnElectricArchtopBM98500

 

Building an Electric Archtop Guitar details the step-by-step making of an electric archtop guitar. Most aspects of construction are covered, from the initial design to the final setup including finishing and inlay. The text is supported by over 300 high-resolution color photographs illustrating the various steps involved. 183 Pages. Instruction for making your own plywood top and back plates are not included in this text. For complete instruction we suggest Frank Finocchios DVD “Arched Plates for Guitar Making” (BM14) for demonstration of his step by step process on forming arches without carving.

 



SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
BM98 Building an Electric Archtop Guitar Yes $37.75