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Constructing a steel string guitar




This set of pages shows how this:


Becomes this:


For a classical guitar under construction, click here:


Also of interest may be:

Violin construction


Major Modification:  Replacing a Neck

Major Modification:  Reshaping a Neck and Adding a Fretboard Extension

Building a Les Paul kit

Building a Weissenborn-style resonator guitar



Making the top Making the back Making the sides

Making the neck Assemble the body Final steps

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

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