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Guitar #003  

Acoustic Dreadnought with solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, Solid Sitka top, and Ebony fret board and bridge.

 

This is my third guitar and first acoustic.  It started life as a kit form Stewart MacDonald's Guitar Shop Supply (stewmac.com).  It has solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, and a solid Sitka Spruce top, with an Ebony fret board.

As the kit came to me, the supplied back did not match the sides.  I found a perfectly matching back at a local supplier.  I also changed the head, head cap,  truss rod access, binding, installed the back strip which was not included, changed the fret board to 22 frets with two half frets extending over the sound hole, added binding to the fret board (also not included), used a longer scalloped heal block, and designed a unique bridge of ebony which complements other components of this guitar and is wider to help resist twisting the top.  

Completed 7th of March 2004.

 

 

Top

Solid Sitka Spruce

Rosette

Three black/white/black plastic 

Bracing

Sitka Spruce

Back and sides

Solid Indian Rosewood

Backstrip

Black/dark brown blocks in Maple

Body Binding

Grained Ivoroid

Purfling

Herringbone Wood/fibre combination

End graft

Grained Ivoriod

Heal and Tail Blocks

African Mahogany

Kerfed Lining

Mahogany

Neck

One peace African Mahogany

Head Cap

Ebony

Head Inlay

"Dickert" in Abalone

Neck heal cap

Ebony

Truss Rod

Twin rod two-way adjustable at head

Truss Rod access cover

Ebony (face) and Maple lamina

Fret Board

Ebony

Position Marks

Mother of Pearl dots

Fret Board Binding

Grained Ivoroid

Bridge

Ebony

Bridge pins

Slotted white plastic with Abalone dots 

Bridge Saddle

Bone, compensated for intonation, graduated for string thickness

Nut

Bone, Graduated for string thickness

End pin

Ebony with Mother of Pearl dot

Tuners

Chrome Grover Rotomatic Guitar Machines

Finish

French Polished Shellac 

 


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