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Selmer Maccaferri Guitar

See details for additional description. I couldn’t tell you if there was a difference in glue integrity, but the kinksad tack of hide glue was a plus, especially in applying bindings later on.

Obviously I skipped a few steps here in the documenting process. The resulting beauty of form and distinctive tone have earned him his reputation as one of the world’s most respected independent luthiers. Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

The two halves of the jonayhan are clamped together to hold the entire body as it is built. Clearly this is not the rosewood seen in the previous photo.

Most of the hardware, like the tuners, are cheap and not worth the effort to install. Above is a video of the new rosewood dreadnought documented on this page.

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Below I am gluing the top to the sides. We used various combinations of maple and mahogany. Stewart for the fantastic photo.

Every step of construction is fully jonsthan, from choice, selection, and preparation of woods, to kunkead of size, bracing, and tonal qualities.


I was surprised how easily the rosewood bent, especially compared to the figured maple I have used for my previous guitars. Gluing in the linings. I ended up with an instrument on par with ones costing much more. You may notice in this picture that the body is shallower than the mold. Not only explaining the building process but covering the tools needed. I could have used the plan in Mr. Very comprehensive and detailed. I would not recommend this kit to a beginner, there are too many things that have to taken care of before the kit was even jonathqn.

I planed and scraped the sides down to about 2mm before I bent them. This book convinced I can build a nice guitar. Staff Cosmic Debris Etc. The carriage bolts were very cheap but covered in grease so it was a messy. Started off gluing together some necks. I laid out and cut the notches for the braces in the kerfed linings. As you can see in the photo, I used shims to add pressure to areas where there were gaps between sides and the blocks.

Los of detail, so you could almost make your own guitar. Bearclaw spruce top with quilted maple left over from a previous build. The photo above is a kkinkead of the mold under construction.

Had to be careful that the grease didn’t get on to the maple or spruce. There is a caul below the boards crossing the top to distribute pressure evenly along the edge of the top.

RowlingHardcover This item doesn’t belong on this page. Since rosewood is apparently less friendly to titebond, I used hide glue for most joints where rosewood was involved. After gluing on the top I trimmed the excess with a flush cut bit being very careful not to chip out the spruce. Not very stimulating work but saved a lot of money and really didn’t take that long. Here’s a picture of one of the finished guitars.


You would think engineers would have a little more foresight Oh well, maybe next time. I used a very well written book to help with the Martin project.

I’m planning on starting a guitar build as soon as I gather a few more of the small tools. His craft is born out of experience and intuition rather than a strict following of technical detail.

Skip to main content. I cut the sound hole using Stewmac’s attachment for the dremel. I also referred to Bob Benedetto’s archtop book for a few comparisons to the archtop guitar construction methods I was familiar with. Kinkead’s expanders for the waist. I find that it helps to plane them a little thinner in areas where tight bending is going to occur like on a Venetian cut-away. The spool clamps were made with very inexpensive carriage bolts and spools cut from Walnut scrap with a hole cutter on the drill press.

Below is the process for gluing back to the body. I glued sheets of cork to the blocks of scrap and then mass produced spools.