Tuesday, June 18, 2019

DIY Workshop

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit (Part Seven)

With everything glued together, it’s time for our acoustic kit to go under the spray gun.

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit Build (Part Six)

The neck of our self-assembled Martin Guitar Kit is ready to be finished and glued onto the body.
Gibson goldtop

DIY Workshop: Greco to Les Paul Goldtop conversion (Part Six)

Having finally got our Goldtop project playing, we now have to strip it all down once again for lacquering.
Martin Guitar Kit Build Part Five

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit Build (Part Five)

She’s going to be a beauty. But there are still a few steps until we’re strumming away. Huw Price is bound up in dots and slots as he continues work on our Martin guitar kit.

DIY Workshop: Fender Tweed Pro Restoration

It was listed as a mystery 50s Fender amp, but what turned out to be a 1951 Pro needed a lot of TLC.

DIY Workshop: Martin Kit Build (Part Four)

At last, the time has come to finish making the body of our acoustic guitar kit. However, things are rarely as straightforward as we hope.

DIY Workshop: Greco to Les Paul Goldtop conversion (Part Five)

This month we’ll be getting our Goldtop conversion fully playable, but first a lot of routing, gluing, filing, drilling and measuring needs to be done. Huw Price struggles with his zip forstner…

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit Build (Part Three)

Turning our attention back to our Martin kit build, it’s time to look at the all-important top and back bracing. We have some important decisions to make and take inspiration from a pre-war design.

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit Build (Part Two)

Our Martin acoustic kit build continues, as we level the kerfing, join the back plates and pop a little something in the oven.

DIY Workshop: Greco to Les Paul Goldtop conversion (Part Four)

Our Greco conversion project continues with work to be done on the neck and body. Huw Price discovers that luthiery sometimes sucks…
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