Reply To: Building classical guitars

Glynne Pritchard

One of my hobbies is building guitars and its not as complex as most will make out. Building acoustic has already been stated requires a number of formwork templates which are not difficult. Selection of wood, your bracing and bridge height will decide your completed tone. Rather than books on luthiery, youtube is your friend. Look up Crimson guitars, Ben has a magnificent collection of videos and will show you how exactly to build a neck, crown and polish frets and although he generally makes electric instruments he also does semi acoustics. Another good guy to watch is TWoodfrd. He mainly repairs but does build, his instructional videos on repairs fill in the gaps that no book can do