WoodStax Flame Cherry Dreadnought Kit, Bolt-On Neck - 038

  • WSR5KV|038
  • Prunus serotina
  • Dreadnought
  • AAA Flamed Cherry back and sides (Prunus serotina)
  • AAA Lutz Spruce Top (Picea x lutzii)
  • Includes FREE Waverly Tuning Machines
WoodStax Flame Cherry Dreadnought Kit, Bolt-On Neck - 038 Item # WSR5KV|038
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WoodStax Flame Cherry Dreadnought Kit, Bolt-On Neck - 038

Drawing inspiration from modern boutique builders, we combined a small stash of stunningly beautiful highly-figured Flamed Cherry with Lutz Spruce to make this incredibly striking and brilliant sounding acoustic guitar kit.

The figure in these Flamed Cherry sets is ropey with three dimensional rolling movement—it will simply explode under finish. The Lutz Spruce top is prized by major manufacturers for it’s ultra-light, ultra-stiff qualities. Together these woods create an incredibly responsive guitar that only gets better with age.

Pick your exact set
This limited edition WOODSTAX kit features our hand-selected premium tonewoods. We've photographed each set individually—what you see pictured in the first image is the actual wood you'll receive. Zoom in and check out each set's unique figure, grain, and every detail of your kit's back, sides, and top and get ready to build your dream guitar.

You don't need a shop full of tools
This kit is perfect for beginners or pros alike! If you don't have all the specialized tools you need to thickness sand tops or bend sides, or you want a head start that will save you hours of build time, this is the kit for you. All of the critical work is done so you can start and finish this build with ease. When you open the box, you're ready to build.

These are just a few of the complicated steps that are done for you:

  • Carving the neck
  • Joining, thickness-sanding, and profiling the soundboard and back
  • Cutting the soundhole and routing the rosette channel
  • Accurately bending the sides

While flamed woods can sometimes be a challenge to work with, we've taken care to select pieces that are stable, flat, and well behaved. We've precisely bookmatched and joined the back and cut it to shape. The kit is ready for you to dial in the little details and personal touches without worry.

FREE premium tuners for your build
The guitar you build deserves the best tuners in the world, so we're giving you a free set of Waverly Tuning Machines with your kit. These tuners feature highly polished nickel plating with Ebony oval knobs. Elegant and precise, Waverly's are hand-built in the USA with the same pride and patience that you'll put into your instrument. All Waverly's are backed by our lifetime promise.

This kit has the best of everything, including:

  • AAA Lutz Spruce top (Picea × lutzii) with soundhole and rosette channel
  • AAA Flamed Cherry back (Prunus serotina), joined and cut to shape
  • AAA Flamed Cherry sides, accurately bent
  • Solid Ebony fingerboard
  • Solid Ebony bridge and overlay
  • Carved Mahogany neck, precisely machined neck joint at the 14-fret
  • Quartersawn Spruce pre-carved braces
  • Pearloid dot inlays
  • Unbleached bone nut and saddle
  • Precision-machined Waverly Ebony bridge pins
  • Waverly Ebony endpin and strap button
  • FREE Waverly Tuning Machines in Bright Nickel with Ebony oval knobs
  • Black binding
  • Black pickguard
  • Black and white purfling and herringbone rosette
  • Pre-radiused frets
  • Hot Rod two-way adjustable truss rod
  • Pre-cut heavy cardboard molds for trouble-free body assembly
  • Full-size blueprint and bracing template
  • Illustrated 36-page spiral-bound instruction book
  • 71 minute, step-by-step DVD: Building an Acoustic Guitar Kit

We're with you every step of the way
When you buy one of these guitars, you get a lot more than "just" a kit, you get a complete course in guitar building. The instruction book, written by master luthiers Todd Sams and Dan Erlewine, is extremely detailed—no other kit has anything like it.

You also receive a 71-minute step-by-step DVD with Todd and Dan that walks you through every part of the process to guide you to a successful build. Plus, our expert techs are here to help every step of the way.


All WOODSTAX items come with our 100% satisfaction promise and no-hassle returns. If you are unhappy with the wood once you get it, simply return it in its original, unworked condition for a full refund or exchange.

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