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what router to use for the StewMac Router bit, shank diameter 0.25 inch?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Corrigan Jul 12, 2018.

Top cracks: advice needed
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Williams Mar 27, 2013.

"Longer" neck (14th or 16th fret meets the body) possible?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by William F.Eden Jan 30, 2013.


Bart van Weperen's Page

Welcome to "my" page. I'm building a classical guitar -my first- and yes: sometimes I could do with some help. For my progress please look at my blog(s)

March 2011: finaly... My no 001 is finished! See/ read my blog for more info.

Bart van Weperen's Blog

My finished no. 001

My first self-built guitar is now (finaly) finished! It was a long and sometimes troublesome, hard way but I mannaged...

I have to stay fair: I didn't built the neck, nor the bridge: those I recycled from the "Morris" guitar I once sat on...


First a pic of the damaged guitar that I used as example:


Info on what damage this guitar…


Posted on March 27, 2011 at 8:35am

Morris (classical) Neck-joint

Maybe helpfull... Morris model "205" dated 05-73, made in Japan

The back is off. The neck-block appears to be just glued to the soundboard an sides...

Neck and neck-block are connected by 5 dowels (??? excuse my english).…


Posted on September 4, 2010 at 8:06am

no blog, just pictures

Needed a place on the web to ,temporary, store these pics...

This is Mod E-3, nr: 0102124 by Guitarras Quiles.

Minor issue: the finisch in the corner where the neck meets the body (trebble side) has gone from transparent to "milky white": the finisch seems to be loose from the wood on that spot... (bad picture, I know)…


Posted on July 31, 2010 at 5:46am

part two

Update/ blog 2

It's not just difficult to build a guitar, it's also difficult to make an accurate progress-report...

There are so many stages in building, so it's easy to forget to “archive” one.

For those who wonder how I assembled the sides:

I cut 2 pieces off a “spare” sideboard, bent them to the right contour and making sure the grain of these pieces doesn't run parralel to the grain of the sides, for extra… Continue

Posted on August 5, 2009 at 4:50am

My first...

This is why I started "working on"guitars.

The picture shows my old “Morris” classical, that I once mistook for a chair (I sat on it...).

You can see the cracks in the top (most on bass-side), but there's more damage to it...

I was told that repairing this damage was a waste of time and money so I tried to keep this instrument as playable as I could. I just used a sports-tape (the kind that is also used by athlets) to cover… Continue

Posted on August 4, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 11:13am on January 15, 2011, Grahame Myers said…

Hi Bart

Hmm, I know how difficult it is to find long-reach clamps here. I searched all over the place, and in the end ordered mine from StewMac, but a few weeks ago I discovered a company that has good stuff. I bought some Klemmsia clamps from: It's an english company, but they have a branch in Germany, in Brackenheim. I think the sizes I bought should work for bridge clamping, I bought the sizes 200x150 and 200x195, the 15cm reach ones should work, the 19.5cm ones could be a bit long. Their prices are quite reasonable, the only fly in the ointment for you will be the shipping costs (€21.00 to Holland), in Germany it only costs €4.50! Their website is not very well designed, the easiest way to find the clamps is to select "Klemmsia" as manufacturer (Hersteller) Hope this has helped you a bit, let me know how you get on


At 12:37pm on March 6, 2011, Grahame Myers said…

Hi Bart

Whatever happened to your search for clamps you asked me about a while ago? Did you have any success? just curious...Grahame

At 4:00am on March 7, 2011, Grahame Myers said…

Looking forward to reading your answer, must be a long story .-)


At 9:30pm on May 16, 2012, Todd Mylet said…


I saw your thread about a Cuban Tres and I think I have some full size drawings I made several years ago.  I made the drawings based on an instrument owned by a client of mine who is a Cuban expatriot.  He apparently brought the instrument back with him.  I may be able to dig them out and make you a copy but I would have to mail you a paper copy as they are too big to scan and email.  If you are very interested, I can dig them out of my stacks of blue prints and look into having copies made.  I have never made one but I have repaired a couple.

At 5:12am on April 19, 2013, Gert van der Does said…
Hey Bart, ik woon in Amersfoort en ik ben strikt amateuristisch bezig met mijn eigen gitaren, vnl elektrisch. Ben niet zo ervaren dat ik mezelf als erg nuttig zou inschatten. :-)

Maar wie weet...

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