2 thoughts on “Building a Tenor Guitar – Part 15

  1. I like the consideration for damaging the bracing. What about perhaps covering the business end of the go-bars with thin leather or cork?

    Don’t know how it would work, but it should help or eliminate the need for the ‘cauls’ you used.

    Regards,

    Jim

  2. Using recycled wood is a great idea the rwooded should have a real mellow tone. I just ran across a post on mimf.com about reusing old doors, windows and wood/window jambs because they were often made of quartersawn wood. I’m going to stay on the lookout for sources of old wood too. For this build I am taking the direction of using some alternative woods and techniques to keep the cost down but still end up with a good quality instrument. I’ve done quite a bit of research on other luthier’s websites and collected ideas to use on this build. I think this will be a fun project. Thanks for following it and I would like to follow how your build goes as well.Randy

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