In summer 1998, I worked on two guitars at once --- a dreadnought guitar (with same design as the Size 5 with the horse inlay on the headstock) for a teacher-friend customer and what I call my "weird classical" guitar (for myself). As I was building those guitars, I posted photos and descriptions of my progress on each:

Building the Dreadnought :

  1. Beginning the Neck
  2. Making the Rosette
  3. Bracing the Top
  4. Bracing the Back
  5. The Sides
  6. Making the Soundbox
  7. Binding
  8. Shaping the Neck
  9. What's Left To Do?
  10. The Fingerboard
  11. The Peghead Inlay
  12. Finishing the Neck
  13. Finishing

(last updated 8/7/98)

Building the Weird Classical :


  1. Planning & Mold
  2. Joining the Top & Making the Rosette
  3. Bracing the Top
  4. The Back
  5. The Sides
  6. The Soundbox
  7. The Neck
  8. Binding
  9. Shaping the Neck
  10. The Bridge
  11. The Finishing
  12. It's Finished!!!

(last updated 9/7/98)

NOTE: Please feel free to email me if you have any particular questions about any of the photos or processes!

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