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    Doesn't seem like there is much interest in acoustic guitars here , but I thought that I would post that I just received confirmation of the shipping of two necks . This will be my first attempt at building an acoustic . The entire guitar except for the sound board and fretboard will use wood harvested by me . The necks are a five piece deal with a 3/8" Cherry center piece flanked by thin strips of Maple with the rest being Walnut . Dovetail joint in a Walnut block with a Walnut rear block as well . This will be done under the instruction of John Hall at Blues Creek Guitars . I should have the necks in a few days and will post some pics then . I may do a small build thread during the process .

  • #2
    Definitely do so, I have never seen an acoustic build process. Is it more difficult than an electric?

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    • #3
      Without experience , I will say yes . There certainly is more involved . Since you are not far from Nazareth , you should consider taking the tour at Martin some day . It is even free . You will be amazed .

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      • #4
        Looking forward to the buildthreads Otterhound. What's the reason you decided not to build the necks yourself? (O! got ya on the flipside; no time...)
        Last edited by Olav; 05-29-2010, 10:11 AM. Reason: (O! got ya on the flipside; no time...)
        va' sa' du? va' hete' du?
        Originally posted by chilton
        Unfortunately I've got all the guitars I need at the moment.
        www.dutchcassidy.com

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        • #5
          Building a neck , electric and acoustic , are both on my to do list .

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          • #6
            Here's me thinking you did the neck on Rosy yourself.
            Are you nervous about neck-building? Or is time the only issue?
            va' sa' du? va' hete' du?
            Originally posted by chilton
            Unfortunately I've got all the guitars I need at the moment.
            www.dutchcassidy.com

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            • #7
              First . Rosie is a Fender Masterbuilt CS one off guitar . I had no part in building her . I simply ordered her to be built . Second . As far as building necks , Fender style necks are as simple as sending my wood to USACG and having them build it while I devote time to the rest . I also do not need to stock and buy quantities of different size and type fret materials . I will get around to the neck thing some day , but , for now the convenience is worth it . As far as a Dovetail type acoustic neck , that is a whole 'nother ball game . I want to attempt that one under learned supervision so that I don't learn many things that I will likely need to unlearn later . Besides , the cost of having the basic neck built without a fretboard is nowhere near being prohibitive . Yes , I will be nervous about this until I have done it , but I am not scared .

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              • #8
                I guess I didn't mean Rosy then... got that confused with another guitar probably.
                Not scared, sure, that's not what I meant by nervous. Maybe apprehensive was the word I was looking for? Anyway, looking forward to seeing how you do and how you get by. Good luck!
                va' sa' du? va' hete' du?
                Originally posted by chilton
                Unfortunately I've got all the guitars I need at the moment.
                www.dutchcassidy.com

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                • #9
                  24.9"scale , 14 fret , 1/3/4" nut .



                  The other is 24.9" scale , 1 11/16" nut and 12 fret . Same wood .

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                  • #10
                    Friday , it begins .

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                    • #11
                      amazing ...
                      Customize your profile header http://forum.leftyguitartrader.com/p...do=editprofile

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                      • #12
                        More wood . The sides and back are in here , somewhere .

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                        • #13
                          I'll be keeping my eye on this one...

                          in the meanwile: here's a trailer of a nice documentary; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNjAFrGOj4Y

                          it was showed in its entirity on dutch television a while ago, and this thread kinda reminded me of that... Try to watch it, its nice...

                          B

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                          • #14
                            Back wood is bookmatched .

                            The sides .

                            The top . German Spruce .

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                            • #15

                              Jig for shaping the sides and rough shaping .
                              Finish shaping on the shaper .


                              Bending the sides .

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