Building an acoustic guitar
Details of guitar building. Building of all parts, assembly, bindings and purflings, fingerboard, varnish.
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Building of a classical guitar
First part : Building of the components of the guitar
Guitar building process can be divided into three main steps : the first one consists in making each element taking part of the instrument, the second step is the assembly of the guitar and then, the third, is the finish (set up, varnish).
This chapter focuses on the materials that are needed for the classical guitar building process, the building of the solera.
This chapter describes how to make the neck of the guitar
This chapter shows how to prepare and bend the sides of the guitar.
This chapter is about how to build the back of the guitar
This part is about the bridge building process.
Second part : guitar components assembly
It's the more exiting sequence : bring all pieces done until now together to make something that begins to look like a guitar !
How to glue the back on the guitar body.
Making the bindings and purfling, how to prepare the guitar, how to glue them.
How to make the fingerboard, how to glue it on the neck.
Finishing the neck (thicknessing, rounding, etc.)
Fixing the bridge on the guitar.