July 19, 2004
A potentially rewarding project for anyone with shop tools and an
enthusiasm for guitar making, acoustic guitar kits from Stewart-MacDonald
are all handmade in the USA. Available in Dreadnought style or the smaller
Triple-O body, the kits offer the choice of traditional dovetail neck joints
or bolt-on necks.
Features include 2-way adjustable truss rod, slotted ebony fingerboard, precision
machined neck, a joined/profiled solid spruce top, joined/profiled solid rosewood
or mahogany back, plus solid sides already bent to shape. Other features are
a genuine bone nut and saddle, all necessary bindings, pre-shaped and sanded
soundboard and back braces, along with detailed blueprints and the company's
own step by step video, Building An Acoustic Guitar. Machine heads and strings
are not included.
Pricing on both kits is $340 for Mahogany and $390 for Indian Rosewood.
For more information, visit their web site at www.stewmac.com