Steel String Guitars

This is a relatively new venture for me.

This commission has made me address the difference in structural integrity of this type of guitar as opposed to that of a classical/flamenco and build new jigs and dimensional plates that suit the requirements of steel string tensions.

This particular guitar I am currently building is based on a 1950’s Martin 028-VS with twelfth fret body joint.

The images that follow show the building process to date.

028 VS Body.

028 VS Body.

Jig for 028 VS

Jig for 028 VS

Under the Go-Bar deck

Under the Go-Bar deck

Internal bracing on Swiss spruce soundboard.
Internal bracing on Swiss spruce soundboard.

Indian Rosewood back. On 028 VS

Indian Rosewood back. On 028 VS

028 VS In the Jig.

028 VS In the Jig.

Rosette on 028 VS

Rosette on 028 VS

Body work 028 VS

Body work 028 VS

Binding and purfling 028 VS

Binding and purfling 028 VS

Awaiting neck 028-VS

Awaiting neck 028-VS

 

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