For a limited time only, we are offering Dreadnought Guitar Kits with Granadillo back and sides.
If you're looking for something a little more exotic, or if you'd like a more "rosewood sound" but can't buy our rosewood kit due to international export limitations—our Granadillo kit is exactly what you're looking for.
And as you've come to expect from StewMac, every acoustic kit comes with AAA-tonewoods that are precision machined right here in our Ohio shop.
You'll start with:
- Carved mahogany neck
- Accurately bent sides
- Bookmatched back, joined and cut to shape
- AAA spruce top with soundhole and rosette channel
- Solid Granadillo fingerboard and peghead overlay
- Solid Ebony bridge
It's been 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 (over $40 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
If you'd like your new guitar to have that vintage sound, right from the moment you string it up, choose a torrefied spruce top. Not only do they sound amazing, but they're much more dimensionally stable than new spruce, have the look of well-aged vintage wood, and are less susceptible to the negative effects of temperate and humidity. The torrefication process of using high-temperature and low-oxygen during kiln drying improves the wood, similar to decades of natural aging.
Included in our kits:
- Solid AAA tonewoods: spruce, granadillo 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 molds 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.