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StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit Dovetail Neck, Sitka Top, Mahogany Back & Sides

Dovetail Neck, Sitka Top, Mahogany Back & Sides

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$493.00

StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit Bolt-on Neck, Sitka Top, Mahogany Back & Sides

Bolt-on Neck, Sitka Top, Mahogany Back & Sides

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StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit Dovetail Neck, Torrefied Top, Mahogany Back & Sides

Dovetail Neck, Torrefied Top, Mahogany Back & Sides

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$506.59

StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit Bolt-on Neck, Torrefied Top, Mahogany Back & Sides

Bolt-on Neck, Torrefied Top, Mahogany Back & Sides

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StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit Dovetail Neck, Sitka Top, Rosewood Back & Sides

Dovetail Neck, Sitka Top, Rosewood Back & Sides

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$525.00

StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit Bolt-on Neck, Sitka Top, Rosewood Back & Sides

Bolt-on Neck, Sitka Top, Rosewood Back & Sides

Item # 5294
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$525.00

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StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit Dovetail Neck, Torrified Top, Rosewood Back & Sides

Dovetail Neck, Torrified Top, Rosewood Back & Sides

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$538.59

StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit Bolt-on Neck, Torrefied Top, Rosewood Back & Sides

Bolt-on Neck, Torrefied Top, Rosewood Back & Sides

Item # 5294-T
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StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit

About This Item

Torrefied tops now available!
Build a great sounding dreadnought-size guitar from AAA-grade tonewoods. Start with the advantage of precision machining from our Ohio shop.

  • Carved mahogany neck
  • Accurately bent sides
  • Bookmatched back, joined and cut to shape
  • AAA spruce top with soundhole and rosette channel
  • Slotted fingerboard, ready for frets

Designed with your success in mind
With the kit, you get a lot of help to make sure your guitar turns out great. The full-size blueprint is modeled after a prized vintage Martin, and shows exactly how every part fits. A sturdy cardboard body mold holds the guitar sides in the perfect contour as you build.

The instruction book is really a short course in guitarmaking, by luthiers Todd Sams and Dan Erlewine; no other kit has anything like it. Todd and Dan made the step-by-step DVD that's included with the kit, too (a $39.95 value). From start to finish, these guitarmakers guide you to a successful build.

You don't need a big shop
We've done the critical machining, so the neck joint and other parts fit well right from the start.

A slotted bone nut and shaped bone saddle are included, along with inlays, bindings and our two-way Hot Rod truss rod. (We know that tuning machines are something you'll prefer to choose for yourself.)

New torrefied spruce option
Choose a torrefied spruce top for the stability, tone and look of well-aged vintage wood. This high-temperature, low-oxygen kiln drying improves the wood, similar to decades of natural aging.

    Included in our kits:
  • Solid AAA tonewoods: spruce, rosewood and mahogany
  • Precisely machined neck joint at the 14-fret, dovetail or bolt-on
  • Bridge pins, end pin, frets, pickguard, bindings, rosette and trim
  • Hot Rod two-way adjustable truss rod
  • Precut heavy cardboard moldsĀ for trouble-free body assembly
  • Full-size blueprint and bracing template
  • Illustrated 36-page spiral-bound instruction book
  • Step-by-step DVD: Building an Acoustic Guitar Kit

View the complete parts list (PDF file 105KB).

What tools do you need to build this kit?
Our kit instructions has a complete list of all tools and supplies needed. We offer easy-to-order sets of the tools that kit builders find most useful.


Instructions

Product Instructions

Dreadnought Guitar Kit Instructions

Downloadable assembly instructions for the Dreadnought Guitar Kit, including a recommended tool and supplies list.

John Calkin's Review of StewMac's Acoustic Guitar Kit

Luthier John Calkin built and reviewed our rosewood acoustic guitar kit for American Lutherie, the journal of the Guild of American Luthiers.

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Outstanding in all ways

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Whether your a beginner or seasoned pro, these packs are an amazing base to produce very very fine instruments equal to anything on the market, the level only depends on your skills and creativity. Not only does Stewmac deliver these products in an incredibly economical and short time from the other side of the world, their level of customer service and backup support I have never ever experienced in all my years of business.
Regards
Russell Collins, Luthier, Bunbury Western Australia

5.0

I got the rosewood kit and love it!!!!

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Been wanting to build a guitar forever now I am thanks to some friends and Stewmac I am !!!!!!!

5.0

Great sounding copy of a famous model guitar

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Great Kit .I had the same issue as Steve from Texas, keeping the sides perpendicular when gluing the endblocks. I also removed wood from the joint on the fingerboard side, (which according to the instructions is not typical).
I followed instructions well ,and it was correct from that point, but it must have gotten a little off somewhere along the way. Not by much mind you, but I wonder if the cardboard body mold is just not stiff enough,and allows some slight shifting during the build. I would certainly use an exterior style mold like the StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold # 4738 ,next build. Use a triple bend truss rod wrench, Item # 6212, to access the truss rod nut.

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