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StewMac Triple-O Acoustic Guitar Kit

StewMac Triple-O Acoustic Guitar Kit

StewMac Triple-O Acoustic Guitar Kit Mahogany Back & Sides, Sitka Top, Dovetail Neck

Mahogany Back & Sides, Sitka Top, Dovetail Neck

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

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

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StewMac Triple-O Acoustic Guitar Kit Mahogany Back & Sides, Torrefied Top, Dovetail Neck

Mahogany Back & Sides, Torrefied Top, Dovetail Neck

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

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

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$591.13

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StewMac Triple-O Acoustic Guitar Kit Indian Rosewood Back & Sides, Sitka Top, Dovetail Neck

Indian Rosewood Back & Sides, Sitka Top, Dovetail Neck

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$611.48

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StewMac Triple-O Acoustic Guitar Kit Indian Rosewood Back & Sides, Sitka Top, Bolt-on Neck

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

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StewMac Triple-O Acoustic Guitar Kit Indian Rosewood Back & Sides, Torrefied Top, Dovetail Neck

Indian Rosewood Back & Sides, Torrefied Top, Dovetail Neck

Item # 5298-T
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$626.77

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StewMac Triple-O Acoustic Guitar Kit Indian Rosewood Back & Sides, Torrefied Top, Bolt-on Neck

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

Item # 5325-T
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$626.69

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StewMac Triple-O Acoustic Guitar Kit

About This Item

Torrefied tops now available!
Build a great sounding 000-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 12-fret, dovetail or bolt-on
  • Bridge pins, end pin, frets, 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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WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


Video

Instructions

Product Instructions

Triple-O Guitar Kit Instructions

Downloadable assembly instructions for the 000 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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5.0
  • 4.85 average rating from 47 reviews
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5.0

Just WOW!

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Verified Buyer


Ordered the Triple-O kit and paid the bit extra for express international delivery. I was a bit sceptical about the stated delivery date (5 business days from placing of order) but to my surprise the kit arrive at my door in Adelaide, South Australia in four days! All in good order. The kit is sitting in my workshop for a few weeks to allow the timber to acclimatise to the local conditions, but I cannot wait to start the build. Greg, Adelaide, Australia.

4.0

Sounds great, but not quite 5 stars

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I'd rather give it 4.5 stars. I just finished building the 000 kit (rosewood sides, with torrefied top and bolt on neck). After set up, the finished guitar looks and more importantly sounds amazing. I did replace some of the plastic binding with herringbone purfling (the pre-bent OM/000 took a little bending to get right, but it was close), and I think it made the guitar look much nicer. I also used different fret dots, more to match the tuners than anything else.

The main reason to not give a full 5 stars are that the print and video contradicted each other at times or were just a bit vague. I think some of it maybe that the video is older and hasn't been updated for some changes. It just took reading/watching things multiple times to make sure it got done correctly. I also found it funny how at every corner there was some special tool that you were encouraged to purchase (even rubber bands). I did make my own spool and cam clamps. The one tool that StewMac sells that was never mentioned, but I already had and was very useful is their ultimate scraper. If you don't have one, get one. You'll never want a traditional card scraper again. And yes, I also had a slightly warped fretboard, that made getting the neck on properly very difficult, but it's on and is perfect now. Just make sure the neck is aligned correctly the first time. Check and check again.

This was my first try at an acoustic guitar, as I have done electrics guitars and even a folk harp. If you are willing to put in the necessary time and are comfortable with woodworking, I'd say go for it and make one of these. It was fun definitely and educational. I feel that I've learned what I wanted to know, allowing me to try other acoustic instruments either from a kit or from scratch in the future.

And my son now has a great sounding acoustic guitar to add to his menagerie of musical instruments (I think I this now makes 20).

5.0

Haven’t Built it Yet.  Just Received it.

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Verified Buyer


Fast delivery and at a good price (caught the $100 off sale) All components are very good quality. I chose the Indian Rosewood and bolt on neck. You won’t be disappointed. Everything you need with the exception of the tuners and finish. Watched the DVD! This is a very do-able project!

5.0

Triple-O   Great kit

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Verified Buyer


this is the 4 th triple o i have built the sound is amasing for such a small guitar the quality of wood you get is very good and if you buy the right jigs and tools they go together fast and accurate Stewmac is the best place to buy a kit cant say enough how happy i am with the quality and care they take to make this product

5.0

000 guitar kit

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A very well engineered high quality kit.

5.0

And what a sound!!

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Verified Buyer


This was my first build. Took me longer than I wanted, but I learned so much along the way. And it is now my favorite sounding and playing guitar (and I have quite a few). When I listened back to the first recording I did with it I was gobsmacked. I agree with many other reviews here- take your time, it is well worth it. I call it the "Opa" as that is what my grandson calls me. The inlay on the headstock was fun.

I used a French Polish finish following Tomy Hovington's YouTube directions (https://youtu.be/c9BWh8AYQg8) and it came out really well. I had already glued my neck and bridge on against the advice in the instructions because I was worried about intonation and neck adjustment more than finish. Next time I will know better. The top finish will have to be redone as I couldn't get in as tight as I wanted. But I love playing it and that is really all that matters. Thanks StewMac!!

5.0

Torrefied Beauty

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I could write an entire book about my experience with this kit. It was fantastic and the result is an amazing guitar that I can truly call my own. I highly recommend taking your time and going slow. I also recommend taking the leap and doing the spray nitro gloss finish. If you follow the steps you will have a beautiful instrument that feels and looks professional.

5.0

Pure Joy!

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Verified Buyer


I built It with a limited set of tools, but it sounds amazing!

5.0

StewMac stands by product

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Verified Buyer


I was having trouble assembling my 000. It turned out the problem was that it had parts of improper dimension -- which the customer representative informed ME of. He proceeded to ship me a replacement, in return for the original. Stewart Macdonald gained a lot in my standing.

P.S. The 000, Rosewood, torrified top, is well on its way to becoming a beauty.

5.0

third dreadnaught kit done.

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I built the rosewood kit with torriefied top because I just like to build them. It sounds and looks great, and I will be finding it a new home soon, then I'll get another Kit to build this winter.

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