Complete Guide To Building Kit Acoustic Guitars

A Reader Comment From Herman, in the Netherlands:
"It's a must have for anyone who builds his first or second kit. Leads you through the process of choosing and buying a kit. It describes perfectly what you will encounter when building a kit in case you don't have experience, a shop or tools. (although its not building manual, ... ) Especially for those who are about to buy their first kit: Read this book first!! It will help you to make the right choices. Thanks, Herman."

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Stewmac 000#2

Stewmac 000#1

This is the Martin Kit from
the book at left. Click
for larger image.

Another Shot of the Martin Kit still
on the workbench. Click
for larger image.

Martin 000#1

Stewmac Dread, Martin Jumbo, and
Stewmac 000#1


Remember the thrill when you really get to play a new acoustic guitar for the first time? It's an even bigger thrill when you built it yourself!

Building an acoustic guitar from a quality kit is not as difficult as many people think. It's detailed, but not overly difficult. If you can follow instructions, you can build a nice guitar from a quality kit. (Click the link on this home page to hear Wayne Henderson playing and complimenting my Stewmac dread kit.

Kits are available in just about any guitar body style you want, including 0, 00, 000, Jumbos, Ditsons, dreadnoughts, OM, 6-strings and 12-strings. You can get a kit with the choicest of woods, and if your skills are up to it, build your personal "Holy Grail" guitar with that kit!

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Martin Kit 000#1

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~ A Resource For Kit Guitar Builders Worldwide ~

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Complete Guide To Building
Kit Acoustic Guitars:

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Video: Wayne Henderson Plays
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(recorded with a camera mic in a high school hallway lined with metal lockers)

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Building Martin-style
Acoustic Guitar Kits

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Buying These Books

Is the Best Way to

Reach Your goal of

Learning to Build An

Acoustic Guitar.


Luthiers say that

the best way to learn

the skills you need to

build, if you can't afford

a $2,000 luthier school,

is to buy a kit, get good

Instructions, and build

your guitar!


I'm the author of these

books, and I've built

twenty guitars in the

last twelve years, all

from kits.

I LIKE kits!


You can benefit from

my specialized

experience by reading

these books.

I hope you will!



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