“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

Pickup, Big bottom Tele® set, nickelLMI Bending Machine, 220v International,...

Arched Plates for Guitar Making w/Frank Finocchio

Arched Plates for Guitar Making w/Frank Finocchio




In this DVD, Frank Finnochio demonstrates his step-by-step process on forming arches without carving. Each building step is covered in detail and Frank’s years of teaching show through. He uses a minum of specialty tooling and shows you what materials and tools you will need to follow along with him.

Frank is currently using arched backs on his classical and flat top acoustic guitars. He believes by eliminating the back braces sound waves move more freely thereby procuding a quick response and a noticable clarity in sound.


SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
BM14 Arched Plates for Guitar Making w/Frank Finocchio Yes $100.00