I have recently begun to build acoustic guitars. To date I have built two OM size guitars from cherry and have begun another from walnut. I am planning to try a parlor guitar soon. I have also made two squareneck resonator guitars and am working on a third.
This is my third acoustic guitar and first archtop. The back, sides and neck are cherry, the soundboard is douglas fir, the fretboard and bridge are jatoba, the tailpiece is beech and the peghead overlay is cherry burl. I used Robert Benedetto’s book for the design. The soundboard wood came from Home Depot and it … Continue reading Archtop guitar-cherry and Douglas fir, -$750
I completed this guitar in March 2015. The back, sides and neck are cherry, the soundboard is spruce, the fretboard and bridge are jatoba and the bindings and other trim are maple. This guitar has traditional spruce X bracing. The bridge pins are ebony and the nut and saddle are bone. The fretboard has … Continue reading Acoustic Guitar #2, OM size-$500
This is my second resonator guitar, built in April 2014. The cone is a Beard Classic and the spider is a Beard #14. The coverplate, tailpiece, tuners and sound screens are imported parts bought from Beard Guitars. The soundwell is the traditional style made of maple with 9 holes. The fret markers and binding are … Continue reading Resonator Guitar #2-$600