StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit

StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit, Dovetail Neck, Sitka Top, Mahogany Back & Sides
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StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit, Bolt-on Neck, Sitka Top, Mahogany Back & Sides
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StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit, Dovetail Neck, Torrefied Top, Mahogany Back & Sides
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StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit, Bolt-on Neck, Torrefied Top, Mahogany Back & Sides
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StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit, Dovetail Neck, Sitka Top, Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
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StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit, Bolt-on Neck, Sitka Top, Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
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StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit, Dovetail Neck, Torrefied Top, Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
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$624.10
StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit, Bolt-on Neck, Torrefied Top, Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
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StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit

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
  • Solid ebony fingerboard, bridge, and overlays

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. 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, Indian 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 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.

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