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StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold

StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold

StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold Dreadnought body mold and spreaders

Dreadnought body mold and spreaders

Item # 4738
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$186.02

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StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold Triple-O body mold and spreaders

Triple-O body mold and spreaders

Item # 4739
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$186.02

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StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold OM body mold and spreaders

OM body mold and spreaders

Item # 4746
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$170.34

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StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold Dreadnought spreaders only

Dreadnought spreaders only

Item # 4740
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$38.26

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StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold Triple-O spreaders only

Triple-O spreaders only

Item # 4741
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$38.26

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StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold OM spreaders only

OM spreaders only

Item # 4747
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$35.04

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StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold

About This Item

Holds the guitar body in shape through the building process.

Our shop foreman Todd Sams, who also builds great bluegrass guitars, wowed us with these innovative molds. They're made of strong non-warping 2"-thick MDF, and their fast, easy setup makes them a pleasure to use. Pivoting threaded thumbscrews tuck into the grooved ends of each mold for closure—there's no external hardware to get in the way of your assembly clamps.

Inside the mold, thumbscrew-adjustable threaded spreader rods with contoured hardwood cauls align the guitar waist, neck block and tail block. The waist blocks are notched for side strip clearance.

As you build a guitar, this mold holds the body securely in shape and squared up through much of the process: gluing the neck block and tail block, clamping the linings, sanding the kerfed edges, and installing the top and back. The body stays correctly aligned, no guesswork. When you're finished, simply remove the internal spreaders through the soundhole.

Building from a kit? These molds were designed to work perfectly with our Guitar Kits.



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3.0

ATTN: Spreaders require alteration to work properly

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You will have to break out the drill press and re-drill the holes in the MDF to be SLIGHTLY larger than the all thread, or they will not slide and the thumbwheels are completely useless. An obvious oversight during the manufacturing process, and apparently literally no one has ever held these in their hands at SM, or used them to know that there is an issue, despite more than likely dozens of returns and several bad reviews. I have a feeling that a lot of people use them AS IS and just assume that they are working correctly, but they aren't. Stewmac. please fix these. Use a slightly larger drill bit and all will be fixed. I'd rather buy these from you guys than make them myself, but i'd rather they worked correctly without the need for alteration. Thanks guys. With that said, i still love the quality of SM's products overall, and this is only a minor inconvenience. you guys are great. thanks.

3.0

Mold is good spreaders not.

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Verified Buyer


Mold is good. The spreaders are poorly engineered and I find them difficult to use.

3.0

Instructions

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Verified Buyer


Some basic instructions on use of the clamps/mold would be nice.

5.0

Great mold, easy to use.

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Verified Buyer


This is a great product. Very simple to put together, easy to use. You need to make more for other body styles. I would buy them.

4.0

I've wanted these for a long time

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Verified Buyer


I haven't actually used them yet but I've wanted a set for a long time. The ability to secure the waist and head and tail blocks at the same time makes sanding the sides much easier and accurate. I'm looking forward to putting theses to good use.

5.0

1st Build

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Verified Buyer


Very happy I bought this with my dread kit. This mold made everything so much easier. Worth every penny.

5.0

Spreaders and Body Style

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Verified Buyer


I have a pair of the spreaders on order based on the feedback. I agree with one other posting that if you offered a J-45 style I would purchase one today.

5.0

Spreaders

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Verified Buyer


Work great. The larger dreadnaught model spreaders seem to fit
smaller classical molds fine.

Seem well made.

5.0

One of the best molds out there...

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Verified Buyer


Really well designed, and the lack of a clamp hardware top and bottom (as with more traditional molds) makes clamping the heel and end blocks a much better proposition. My only complaint...? Why just these two body styles? If you made other common shapes such as OM, J-45, etc., I would buy them....

5.0

A must have

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Verified Buyer


Instead of urge the customers to produce their own mold, which of course is a cheaper solution, I would include your StewMac Acoustic Guitar Body Mold in your video/manual.

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