The neck of our self-assembled Martin Guitar Kit is ready to be finished and glued onto the body.
Having finally got our Goldtop project playing, we now have to strip it all down once again for lacquering.
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.
It was listed as a mystery 50s Fender amp, but what turned out to be a 1951 Pro needed a lot of TLC.
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.
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…
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.
Our Martin acoustic kit build continues, as we level the kerfing, join the back plates and pop a little something in the oven.
Our Greco conversion project continues with work to be done on the neck and body. Huw Price discovers that luthiery sometimes sucks…
For those who are unafraid to go down the DIY route, Martin Guitar Kits provide an affordable way to own a little slice of Nazareth. But how straightforward is it to build your own acoustic?