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by Elmin Basovic
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

guys, I'm taking it slow, I've printed the plans, 1:1 ratio and they are nice, i've read a dozen let's say free ebooks on how to build a guitar, I'll buy C&N but not now cause soon I'm going away and this month I'll just prepare the neck blank, I have a lot of other work to do
by Elmin Basovic
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

Barry Daniels wrote:YOU NEED TO GET A BOOK TO GUIDE YOU. WE CANT WALK YOU THROUGH THIS STEP BY STEP. ITS TOO COMPLEX.
okay, i was just asking for someone to say what they think is best, i didn't ask you to guide me
by Elmin Basovic
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

Got a question, should i make a detachable neck or should I make the heel block (i don't know if it's called that way but i'm thinking about the block inside of the guitar right under the top plate and fretboard) and the heel out of one piece and then slide the sides into pre cut pockets?
by Elmin Basovic
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

https://ancient-warlock.blogspot.ba/201 ... -saws.html

my first wasted cash haha
I might only cut out the neck this month cause I'm going away for a few months end of november and I haven't started making the jigs nor did i print the plans ._.
by Elmin Basovic
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

Elmin, don't decide to build a guitar because you are broke and want a cheap guitar - the materials will cost you several hundreds of dollars and you will easily spend several hundreds more on special tools (assuming you have a basic workshop of hand tools and a good router). Buying the Cumpiano bo...
by Elmin Basovic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

thanks, so i don't need a radius dish for a steel string guitar nor do i need one for a nylon string guitar? awesome You can just cut the radius into the braces, and they will radius the top and back when you clamp and glue them. It's explained in the book, which goes into step by step detail in th...
by Elmin Basovic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

For your first guitar I would highly recommend this book (I used it for several instruments): https://www.cumpiano.com/our-guitarmaking-textbook and here is a used copy that won't break the bank: https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/guitarmaking-tradition-and-technology-guitar-reference_william-cumpiano_j...
by Elmin Basovic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: radius dish
Replies: 1
Views: 2411

radius dish

do i need a radius dish when I'm making a guitar?
by Elmin Basovic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

You'll get a lot of good advice here. People come to this craft from lots of different backgrounds and with lots of different goals. Tell us more about yourself and you will get even better advice. Do you have previous woodworking experience? Do you have access to an equipped woodshop? do you have ...
by Elmin Basovic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

one last question does a guitar need back radius?
by Elmin Basovic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

can't someone help me get those plans for let's say fee? I'm broke You can find some free plans online. You'll need to have a few copies printed. the Grellier plans (google it) come to mind as good free to download plans. There are, I'm sure, others I'm not thinking of right now. The plans should h...
by Elmin Basovic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

There are a lot of parameters that go into getting the geometry right on a guitar. Some are easily changed while others will have an effect on other aspects. Beyond the geometry issue, most things will have some effect on tone but don't worry too much about that on your first guitar. On the early e...
by Elmin Basovic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

Oh, I thought you were going to make it out of parts off the old guitar. OK then, you still need a plan for your new guitar. You should not use the classical guitar as a guide to make the steel string. Different guitars. You need a plan. Use spruce for the top. can't someone help me get those plans...
by Elmin Basovic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

Oh, I thought you were going to make it out of parts off the old guitar. OK then, you still need a plan for your new guitar. You should not use the classical guitar as a guide to make the steel string. Different guitars. You need a plan. Use spruce for the top. can't someone help me get those plans...
by Elmin Basovic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Re: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

That looks like laminated wood. Not big enough and not worth trying to build with. If you want a successful project get some quality guitar woods and get a book and plans to guide you. I know I said it was cheap i think but I'm not that great with cash right now cause I've spent all on wood for the...
by Elmin Basovic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making my first steel string acoustic guitar
Replies: 38
Views: 37412

Making my first steel string acoustic guitar

so I bought an old classical guitar and I've disassembled it to take the measurements off it. I've read somewhere that the width of the sides of a steel string guitar should be 12.7cm as you can see on the pictures my guitars sides are less than 12.7cm here are my questions: 1. I'm planning on makin...