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Building a Classical Guitar:




How this:


Becomes THIS:



You may also want to look at the steel string construction page (there's a bit more detail there):


hese pictures include photos from at least three different guitars.

Please don't worry about this:  these are just illustrations


The materials are shown above and here:



Top, ready to brace Bracing the top Bracing the top

Bracing the top Bracing the top Top ready to assemble


Top ready to assemble The back Building up the heel block

Reinforcing plugs in a peg headstock Peg headstock Gluing the neck to the top



Gluing on the blocks Gluing on the sides Almost ready for the back

Ready for the back Gluing on the back Body complete except binding

Gluing on the binding Leveling the fretbaord Ready to shape the neck



Ready to shape the neck Ready to finish Ready to finish


Ready to finish Done  


Steel String construction pages:

Steel String IndexMaking the TopMaking the BackMaking the SidesMaking the NeckAssemble the BodyFinal Steps

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