StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold

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StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold Dreadnought body mold and spreaders

Dreadnought body mold and spreaders

Item # 4738
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$124.50

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StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold Triple-O body mold and spreaders

Triple-O body mold and spreaders

Item # 4739
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$124.50

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StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold Dreadnought spreaders only

Dreadnought spreaders only

Item # 4740
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$31.78

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StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold Triple-O spreaders only

Triple-O spreaders only

Item # 4741
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$31.78

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StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold

Holds the guitar body in shape through the building process.

Our shop foreman Todd Sams, who also builds great bluegrass guitars, wowed us with these innovative molds. They're made of strong non-warping 2"-thick MDF, and their fast, easy setup makes them a pleasure to use. Pivoting threaded thumbscrews tuck into the grooved ends of each mold for closure—there's no external hardware to get in the way of your assembly clamps.

Inside the mold, thumbscrew-adjustable threaded spreader rods with contoured hardwood cauls align the guitar waist, neck block and tailblock. The waist blocks are notched for side strip clearance.

As you build a guitar, this mold holds the body securely in shape and squared up through much of the process: gluing the neck block and tailblock, clamping the linings, sanding the kerfed edges, and installing the top and back. The body stays correctly aligned, no guesswork. When you're finished, simply remove the internal spreaders through the soundhole.

Building from a kit? These molds were designed to work perfectly with our Guitar Kits.


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5.0

Wonderful Product

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Over the years I ended up with a collection of these.
Somebody finally got it right!
The great part of this mold is that the inside parts can sneak out of the hole in the body at the end!
Build it on a center line and it stays that way as you glue both the front and the back.
Maybe in the next generation you'll let me put the neck on too.
Great job on the way the halves come apart Stewmac. You did your homework.

4.0

Can be used with Kit, but need to make alterations

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This mold does hold the guitar quite securely, and does permit more control over the shape of the sides than the cardboard-inside-mold supplied with the Stewmac guitar kit. But be aware that you cannot use spool clamps for the top and bottom - I'm thinking of cutting notches in the sides of the mold to allow for the spool clamps, but not sure whether or not the mold might just crumble into sawdust. Has anyone tried this?

5.0

Great!

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A very well made and thought out mold. The clamping features that hold the mold shut allow for use of external clamps in the block gluing areas. I have seen others that had a latching system right where you would want to place clamps to glue the blocks on. It also comes with the spreaders included and not extra. A+_



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