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Steel String Acoustic Guitar


cvfraser
cvfraser
cvfraser
cvfraser

This is the very first guitar I attempted to build from scratch. I did order a pre-slotted fret board out of fear I wouldn't get the spacing quite right. It took a year for me to do it. I learned from a book from William Cumpiano named "Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology: A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar". I had a lot of procrastination and over thinking, but in the end it turned out quite nice. It sounds really good and I am very proud of it. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

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  • These are beautiful! You should be so proud of taking on such a huge task and teaching yourself how to do it!
    By RYOBI NATION, on August 23, 2018
    • Thank you very much.   I am proud.   I really like seeing others play them and getting their opinions.  Comments on the first helped me on the second.   It was a lot of fun.  Hopefully others like taking a look at the posts. 
      By cvfraser, on August 23, 2018

  • These are beautiful Craig and the work you've done on them is so intricate. Good job!
    By awloe, on August 23, 2018
    • Thanks! I appreciate it.
      By cvfraser, on August 23, 2018

  • I had no idea this was even possible. Congrats on learning how to do this!
    By kellysryobi, on August 24, 2018
    • Thankyou very much!
      By cvfraser, on August 24, 2018

  • Looks awesome, felt good in my hands too!!
    By UNCLEMATT, on August 27, 2018
    • Thanks dude. 
      By cvfraser, on August 28, 2018


  • Nice attention to detail.  I really like the contrasting woods you used.  One of my first projects years ago I used purple heart as an accent.  Your's looks great!
    By mrpip, on September 4, 2018
    • Thankyou!  I was really happy with the way it turned out. I was surprised how nice purple heart was to work with.  I had heard a lot about how the dust can really be irritating,  but i didn't have any issues. I bet your project looked great too. Purple heart really pops.  Thanks again for taking the time. 
      By cvfraser, on September 4, 2018

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Steel String Acoustic Guitar

by cvfraser
Aug 22, 2018
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This is the very first guitar I attempted to build from scratch. I did order a pre-slotted fret board out of fear I wouldn't get the spacing quite right. It took a year for me to do it. I learned from a book from William Cumpiano named "Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology: A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar". I had a lot of procrastination and over thinking, but in the end it turned out quite nice. It sounds really good and I am very proud of it. I hope you enjoy the pictures.