Austro-German Martin Guitar Plan

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Austro-German Martin Guitar Plan

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We're honored that Martin came to StewMac to create this plan! Source material for the book, Inventing the American Guitar, this is a definitive full-scale plan of a pre-Civil War C.F. Martin guitar.

StewMac The roots of the American flattop guitar.
The 1837 Austro-German Martin is a significant transitional instrument that blends the earlier Viennese Stauffer design with C.F. Martin's own pioneering innovations.

Don MacRostie prepared this highly detailed full-scale builders' plan to accompany the publication of Inventing The American Guitar, the definitive study of the earliest Martin instruments. Editor Peter Szego generously granted us access to take careful measurements directly from the original instrument in his collection. Valuable assistance for accurate construction details, including the distinctive peghead joint and "clock key" heel mechanism, was provided by luthier David LaPlante and Martin's resident historian Dick Boak.

36" x 52", supplied folded.

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Only the second guitar I've built; first one not from a kit. Definitely takes more hours (days), but still satisfying. Have it strung with nylon. Scared to try extra light steel. Not sure the neck will take it.


An excellent and detailed plan


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I received these plans today and with a good look over them they appear to be very good- detailed and informative with all measurements clearly outlined. Im really looking forward to using these plans.....(so is my shop cat)
Beau Hannam Guitars


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gathering mat. for build should be a fun project.Print looks good.

StewMac PDF Catalog, page 99 See Austro-German Martin Guitar Plan
on page 99 of our StewMac Digital Catalog