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Building my first acoustic guitar. This instrument was built from a Stewart-MacDonald 000 guitar kit.  The back and sides are Rosewood, the top Sitka Spruce.

This guitar was built mostly "stock" from the StewMac kit, though I opted to trim the instrument with curly maple binding and side purfling. It's finished with Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil. The rosewood and mahogany were pore-filled with Z-Poxy, and the top has a thin coat of shellac beneath the Tru-Oil.

Completed June 2008.

Kit Arrival!

Kit Arrival!

Neck and Tail Blocks

Neck and Tail Blocks

Body Mold

Body Mold

Kerfed Lining

Kerfed Lining

Leveling Lining

Leveling Lining

Sound Hole Rosette

Sound Hole Rosette

Completed Rosette

Completed Rosette

Soundboard Brace Layout

Soundboard Brace Layout

Brace Layout Lines

Brace Layout Lines

Curved Clamping Cauls

Curved Clamping Cauls

Top Clamping Cauls

Top Clamping Cauls

Braces and Bridge Plate

Braces and Bridge Plate

Gluing Bridge Plate

Gluing Bridge Plate

Gluing Top Bracing

Gluing Top Bracing

Concave Cauls in Use

Concave Cauls in Use

More Top Bracing

More Top Bracing

Feathering Braces

Feathering Braces

Completed Soundboard

Completed Soundboard

Back Brace Layout

Back Brace Layout

Curved Cauls

Curved Cauls