Custom Dreadnought Guitar #64 184


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This dreadnought guitar will, like my most recent guitars, also feature a Torrefied red spruce top, Waverly tuning machines, and all the bells and whistles that accompany a top-end guitar. What really makes this one special is an absolutely killer set of sycamore back and sides that I've been saving, dying to put into good use.

Construction Photos

As always, construction begins with the joining of the plates with hot hide glue. The walnut backstrip and center rosette accent are recessed into the plates and glued into place. The back plate is sanded to finished thickness, cut to shape, and the spruce center support web is glued in. The rosette is installed.

The top plate is sanded to finished thickness, then cut to profile. The sound hole is cut, and the bracing pattern is laid out. The bridge plate is glued in.


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