Added by Mark Riess on March 30, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
When I left yesterday, the cutaway piece was pretty much fitted up and ready to go, so with a few minor adjustments to the kerfing, a trial fit or two, a dry run at clamping, and some finish sanding to the exposed surface, I glued it up and put the clamps on:…Continue
Added by Mark Riess on March 28, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
I rounded up an old classical beater, and, while tossing and turning one night, decided to retrofit a cutaway design into it as well as add a home-made piezzo pickup. I happened to have an orphaned pre-bent piece of brazillian rosewood made for a florentine cutaway knocking around my inventory of random guitar woods. I personally prefer the venetian style cutaway, so this was a perfect excuse to use it up in an experimental self tutorial.
Here is the victim, an old "Orlando" I…Continue
Added by Mark Riess on March 27, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Bart van Weperen on March 27, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments