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Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Explains types of woods, tools used and techniques. Below is the process for gluing back to the body. I used an armory of different sized sticks to apply pressure between the the top of the deck and the soundboard gluing surface.

I made two guitars using the same mold, the first guitar is the maple one. I would not jonatahn this kit to a beginner, there are too many things that have to taken care of before the kit was even started. Every step of construction is fully covered, from choice, selection, and preparation of kkinkead, to consideration of size, bracing, and tonal qualities.

Obviously I skipped a few steps here in the documenting process.

Building two acoustic guitars based on a classic Martin Dreadnought — Jan Knutson

I’m reading several books on guitar building and this is one of the most helpful. People who bought this also bought.

See details for additional description. Oh well, maybe next time. Not very stimulating work but saved a lot of money and really didn’t take that long.


Definitly recommend Verified purchase: Kinkead’s expanders for the waist.

I pegged the bridge to prevent it from being pulled up by the string tension, and used up graded tuners and strings. Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Decided to go with laminate construction kinlead the necks figuring that I jinathan control wood movement better by orienting the grain to balance movement tendency.

Harry Potter Years by J. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade jonathab was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

The dreadnought shape was far less stressful to me and the wood so I was able to keep the sides on the thicker side.

Below is my very lovely wife along with the maple back complete with braces. Here’s a picture of one of the finished guitars.

By the way, on both these guitars I used Titebond for some applications and hide glue for others. RowlingHardcover I laid out and cut the notches for the braces in the kerfed linings. I ended up with an instrument on par with ones costing much more. Briston, England-based Jonathan Kinkead has been building guitars for nearly 30 years. We made about six necks so we have plenty laying around for future projects.

I could have used the plan in Mr. His craft is born out of experience and intuition rather than a strict following of technical detail. As you can see in the photo, I used shims to add pressure to areas where there were gaps between sides and the blocks.


The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Clears up a lot of methods of building. Kinkead’s mold and worked very well throughout the whole process. I couldn’t tell you if there was a difference in glue integrity, but the fast tack of hide glue was a plus, especially in applying bindings later on.

The two halves of the mold are clamped together to hold the entire body as jonathn is built. Show More Show Less.

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The spool clamps were made with very jknathan carriage bolts and spools cut from Walnut scrap with a hole cutter on the drill press. Bearclaw spruce top with quilted maple left over from a previous build. I replaced the preamp with one that only required two small holes for the volume and tone, I used an end jack so I wouldn’t have to kinkeda another hole.

I probably needed to refine the mold or the blocks a bit more. Kinkead’s book but I ended up buying the blue print before buying the book Los of detail, so you could almost make your own guitar.