The combination of the dark Ebony, flamed Maple and Spruce give this guitar a look and sound that is attention grabbing. Once you highlight the figuring while finishing, this guitar will never be put down. And when it comes to finishing, Bigleaf Maple is extremely versatile, and often only limited by your imagination. From classic stained sunbursts, to two-toning, to vertical shading, Bigleaf Maple can take on any look you want.
What you see is what you get
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.
This is no ordinary OM kit, this limited edition WOODSTAX kit uses our hand-selected premium tonewoods. We combined dynamic flamed AAA Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) back and side sets with our lightest and stiffest AAA Engelmann Spruce (Picea engelmannii) tops for you to create an absolutely magnificent custom guitar.
You don't need a shop full of tools
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 Maple that is stable, flat, and well behaved. We've precisely bookmatched and joined the back and cut it to shape. Now you can use this gorgeous looking and sounding wood to craft your dream guitar without worry.
But wait, it gets even better...
A guitar of this caliber 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 come with an unconditional lifetime warranty.
This kit has the best of everything, including:
AAA Engelmann Spruce top with soundhole and rosette channel
AAA High Flame Maple back, joined and cut to shape
AAA High Flame Maple sides, accurately bent
Solid Ebony fingerboard
Solid Ebony bridge and overlay
Carved Mahogany neck, precisely machined neck joint at the 14-fret
Quartersawn Spruce top and back braces
Pearloid diamond 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 and white purfling and herringbone rosette
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. We're just a phone call away for advice or help if you need it.
These very special kits won't last long. Pick yours before it's gone!
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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