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Triple-O Guitar Kit

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Quality parts made by Stewart-MacDonald! The balanced tone of the traditional 000-size guitar has made it a favorite of fingerstyle players.

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Triple-O Guitar Kit
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5297 Mahogany, dovetail neck Yes

5298 Rosewood, dovetail neck Yes

5324 Mahogany, bolt-on neck Yes

5325 Rosewood, bolt-on neck Yes

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NEW: Shaped slotted bone nut and shaped saddle included.
The Triple-O kit is made in our shop, to the same high standards as our popular Dreadnought guitar kit. It produces a professional quality instrument with traditional construction and details. The Triple-O kit is a rewarding project for anyone with shop tools and an enthusiasm for guitarmaking.

No other instrument kits give you this level of instructional detail:
Full-size plan and bracing template
Building an Acoustic Guitar Kit DVD
Sold separately for $39.95, yours FREE with this kit!
Learn more about it...
Acoustic Kit Assembly Instructions, 36 pages of photos and
diagrams to guide you through every stage of construction.
Read instructions...

Build a fine quality guitar you can be proud of!

"People who saw the finished instrument were astonished that it came from a kit... Anyone wanting to begin a guitarmaking career this way won't be disappointed. All the components are high grade and meant to last a lifetime."
— John Calkin, American Lutherie
Read more highlights from the review for American Lutherie

A hands-on course in guitar making.
We include full-size plans drawn by Don MacRostie, who designed our kits based on prized vintage Martins. The kits are adapted for the small shop so you won't need factory tools. We do the precision machine work, so you can hand build a great guitar.

We include illustrated assembly instructions and a FREE DVD, Building an Acoustic Guitar Kit! This DVD demonstrates the process in a way that would take a book to fully describe — and you can see what you'll be doing before you do it yourself. No other instrument kits give you this level of instructional detail!

These kits and instructional material are a solid introduction to guitarmaking.

These are great sounding guitars!
You get a bookmatched AAA back and side set, available in rosewood or mahogany. The AAA solid spruce top has been thickness-sanded and profiled. We've slotted the rosewood fingerboard, included pre-cut inlays and a genuine bone nut and saddle.

Choose a bolt-on neck or a traditional dovetail—both are machined for an accurate fit, saving you hours of complicated work. Width at the nut is approximately 1-7/8". Only the final trimming and sanding are required.

Included in the kit is a Hot Rod Truss Rod, to make the neck two-way adjustable.

Save time, save tools.
You don't need to tool up for critical machine work like side bending, shaping the neck and cutting the heel joint. You'll hand build and finish an heirloom quality instrument.

Solid AAA tonewoods: Spruce, rosewood and mahogany
Precision-machined neck joint
Precut heavy cardboard molds for trouble-free body assembly
Detailed instructions, DVD and builder's plans included FREE!
Hundreds of our kits have been built by first-time builders and
experienced luthiers

View the complete parts list for the Triple-O Guitar Kit (PDF file 99KB).

Recommended tools and supplies
See the Instructions page for a complete list of what you'll need to build your kit.

You add the tuners.
From years of supplying kits to builders we know that you'll want to choose the finishing touches, so tuners and strings are not included. To personalize your guitar, see our selection for the steel-string tuning machines for slotted pegheads. Pegholes will need to reamed slightly to fit the Schaller tuners.

"What tools do I need to build a kit?"
Our experienced luthiers recommend the right tools to make your build easier and more professional: Tools for Building the Triple-O Guitar Kit

Customize your kit to be a left-handed instrument.
Though our guitar kits are intended for right-handed players, the soundboard bracing patterns can be reversed to build a left-handed instrument. You can make a left-handed bridge from scratch using one of our bridge blanks.

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Triple-O Guitar Kit
Triple-O Guitar Kit
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5 4-07-2014
Amazing experience as a first time builder

After playing for so many years I really wanted to take a stab at building my own guitar and after doing some research found the Stew Mac OOO kit and decided to go for it. I've never done any woodworking of any type and aside from the usual guitar maintenance tasks (changing strings, etc) I had never done anything remotely close to building a guitar. I followed the instructions closely, watched the DVD repeatedly as I tackled the steps and when it still wasn't clear would check online for whatever I was trying to figure out. Between those 3 things, I ended up with an amazing looking and sounding guitar and I couldn't be happier. I loved building this thing as much as I love playing it and learned so so much. I'm about to buy my next kit and I'm really stoked to start it. My biggest challenge by far was figuring out how to set the dovetail neck properly and I'll admit - it took me several attempts, but I learned from my mistakes each time and ended up with the perfect neck angle. Plus, I know how to take a glued neck off an acoustic guitar like a pro now, so that's cool. If you've ever thought about building your own acoustic guitar, I highly recommend this kit. You won't regret it and you'll probably not want to stop after finishing your first guitar.

lebadget  Salt Lake City, UT
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4 8-17-2013
Amazing self-made Guitar

I got the kit in 4 days to my home in Germany. Everything fits together excellent. It was my first self-made guitar and I am very glad with the result. Only the soundboard is not in the beauty quality, like I thought. So I think this is not A1 wood and for this I take off one star. All other parts are very okay. I think it will not be my last kit from stewmac.

Musikskorpion  Zolling, Bavaria, Germany Read my reviews (3)
5 6-19-2013
Well worth the money but practice every step.

Now built, this guitar sounds great. Follow all the instructions and do internet searches to identify possible problems. Buy loads of clamps. Get a workplace ready. Do not be afraid, Stew Mac's service is great. My first real guitar build sounds fab although I would strongly recommend a much cheaper build from laminate to sort out the tools you need. It sounds great and everyone I have shown it to and allowed to play it is most impressed. +

Davos  Brantree UK Read my reviews (4)
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5 5-15-2013
000 kit

I'm impressed with the materials and fit. It isn't finished yet but already the quality of materials is apparent. I chose the bolt on neck and I'm glad I did. It's nearly complete but I'm not going to rush. The mahogany is very nice, and the neck fit needs only the most minor of adjustments. The instructions were good, but I'd recommend also reading and printing the instructions for the Dreadnought as well and watching the video that comes with the kit as well and noting any differences in procedure. If in doubt ask Stew Mac for advice! I know that I'm going to make more than one so I ordered a guitar repair vise so I can work on finishing the guitar without compromise. The kit isn't cheap but the customer service is outstanding, factor that in and it is very good value. I have no doubt that when it is finished it will sound superb. Next will be the rosewood version!

Davos  Brantree UK Read my reviews (4)
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5 1-27-2013
Unbelievable Value!!!

Love it. Follow the instructions first time!!!!!

Adrian Stuckey  Gold Coast Australia Read my reviews (29)
5 7-26-2012
Brilliant guitar

I've just completed my first guitar after a two year period of working, as and when, time permitted. I am absolutely blown away by the sound and quality of this instrument. This is a dream come true for me and may this be a first of many more to come! Thanks Stewmac for your brilliant service, fast shipping and quality products. Kind regards, Werner Bessinger, South Africa

Werner Bessinger  Pretoria, South Africa Read my reviews (2)
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5 7-18-2012
000 Mahogany

This is my second 000 kit. Great moment, great guitar and great sound. I recommend this kit for good quality.

Michel P  Paris
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4 3-13-2012
Easy and good sounding

Good materials and very clear instruction disc.
The instrument sounds good even if it is somewhat overbuilt. Sounds really great after rethicknessing the top.

Ciro Marzio  Napoli - Italy Read my reviews (12)
5 1-06-2012
My favorite guitar.

Lots of work,take your time,well worth it. Richer sound than my Martin DXM, won't be drowned out by my Gitane DG300,cutaway would be nice.

a2stationguy  Brooks,Ab,Canada
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5 1-03-2012
Top Quality Guitar Project

This is the second guitar that I have built. I highly recommend this kit if you are starting out. It's an amazing feeling to play an instrument you have made. Scalloping the braces and tuning the top will make this guitar sing.

Caruso  Louisiana Read my reviews (2)
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