Using Australian timbers "Clear out your workshop and sharpen your tools!" Introducing a comprehensive new guide for building your own Dreadnought-size guitar, taught by luthier Chris Wynne of Australia's Montsalvat School of Acoustic Guitar Making. It's an impressive 10-DVD set, but fear not—the comprehensive course is structured for first-time builders and woodworkers. Chris guides you through each step in the guitarmaking process, troubleshoots potential problems and explores current guitar wood science, all with the convenient navigation of DVD menus.
The course includes "The Luthiers Acoustic Guitar Making Handbook" (available only with the DVDs), an essential 60-page manual of detailed plans and specifications for each stage of construction. You'll get a handy bonus pocket conversion ruler, too!
DVD Contents: Disc 1 Tools and humidity • Side bending • Joining and bracing the back • Making body blocks Disc 2 Creating the back arch • Installing kerfed linings Disc 3 Gluing and trimming the back • Splicing the neck • Installing headstock veneer Disc 4 Inlaying the rosette • Cutting and bracing the soundboard • Installing the bridge plate Disc 5 Cutting and routing the neck • Installing, trimming and binding the soundboard Disc 6 Shaping and slotting the fretboard • Dovetailing and installing the neck • Installing the truss rod and fretboard Disc 7 Shaping the neck • Installing and dressing the frets • Making and installing the bridge • Tone tapping • Applying an oil finish Disc 8 Guitar setup: Making the nut and saddle • Installing tuners and bridge pins • Adjusting string action Disc 9 Making your own jigs • Side bending • Making a fretboard • Making a body mould and bracing dish Disc 10 Live guitar performances • Interviews with Australian timber supplier Chris Searle, wood scientist Andrew Morrow, and luthier Jack Spira
These DVDs are not "region specific," and are intended for worldwide viewing.
The Book: "The Luthiers Acoustic Guitar Making Handbook" is filled with essential plans, measurements, templates and printed specifications to accompany each stage of construction shown on the DVDs. 60 pages, softcover, and only available with the DVD set.
Conversion Ruler: A handy bonus pocket-size steel inch/metric conversion ruler is included, too!
Website Support: You'll gain exclusive access to the Master Class support website, for help with any questions that arise as you build your guitar.