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277.

2
10 29/32"

275.5

1/32"

10 27/32"

1/32"

95.4

65.0

82.7

114.0

137.2

3 3/4"

2 9/16"

3 1/4"

4 1/2"

5 13/32"

5/16"

8.0

Dark Line Indicates Outside


Perimeter of Guitar. Light Line Is
Inside Of Sides.

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59.0

159.1

59.0

2 5/16"

6 1/4"

2 5/16"

5.1

3/16"7.9
1/32"
5/16"

Dashed Lines Indicate Back/


Side Lining. 2.4mm Wide. Bend
With a Side Bender To Match
Sides and Eliminate Stress.

1.0

9/16"

14.0

10 29/32"

Scallop The Brace Ends As Shown


This Is Not An Exact Science And Varies
Greatly From Luthier to Luthier.

257.5

251.3

3.1

1/8"

9 29/32"

1/8"

Note How Sides Fit Into A 'Slot" In The Neck.


Forming This Slot Is One Of The More Difficult
Tasks In Classical Guitar Construction. The Slot
Follows The Profile Of The Heck/Heal All The Way
To The Fretboard. Also Notice How the Neck/Heal
Is One Piece.

257.3
139.5

59.0

2 5/16"

5 1/2"

2 5/16"

7/32"7.9
1/32" 5/16"

59.0

Foot and Neck Block This Is A


Very Important Structural
Element. Construct From Vertical
Grain Cuban Cedar

Arch The Back Of The Guitar For Sound


Reflectance Quality And To Allow Some
Tollerance For Humidity Changes. This Arch
Should Be Approximately 2mm to 3mm Across
The Wide Part Of The Back Plate

5.2

This Is The Outline Of The Heal At The Back Plate


Of The Guitar.
14 17/32"

368.8

9 5/32"

232.2

11/16"
25/32"

17.2

9/16"

10 1/8"

14.0

To Cover Up The Center Seam Inside The


Guitar Body And Give The Joint Additional
Strength Use A Strip Of Maple 3mm Thick. Run
Betwen The Braces And Round-Off As Shown.
The Best Way To Install This Is As One Long
Piece And Carefully Cut And Chisel Out The
Channels For The Back Braces.

5/16"

8.0

10 1/8"

3.1

10 29/32"

4.4

268.0

4.4

3/16"

10 9/16"

3/16"

36.6
11 7/16"
13/32"

5/16"

8.0

276.8
Neck Block Profile At Top
Plate

Back Material: Many Different Woods Can


Be Used. For Bright Tones Go With One
Of The Rosewoods Such As Indian
Rosewood or Brazilian Rosewood. Koa Is
Bright As Is Zircote And Madagascar
Rosewood. For Warm Tone Use Walnut.
Most Traditional Acoustic Guitars Are
Constructed From Indian Rosewood Or
Mahogany. Some Great Rosewood Substitues available now are Zebrawood,
Paduck and Bubinga

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58.3

6 5/16"

2 9/32"

5.2

7/32"7.8
1/32"
5/16"

160.2

2 9/32"

Back Block or Butt Block. Vertical Grain


Honduras Mahogany. Some Luthiers
Shave This Block or Angle It Away
From The Top As This Block Often
Gives A Guitar A "Hump" In The Top
And Can Cause Cracking.

1.0

9/16"

14.0

10 29/32"

58.3

Back Braces - Vertical Grain Minimum 20


Grain/In. Cedar Or Spruce #1 Quality.
Cope Out Ends Of Bracing.

Dashed Lines Indicate Back/


Side Lining. 2.4mm Wide. Bend
With a Side Bender To Match
Sides and Eliminate Stress.

364.3

8.0

5/16"

14 11/32"

364.3

9/32"

82.3

199.7

82.3

3 1/4"

7 7/8"

3 1/4"

Back Plate Layout & Brace Layout

1/16"

7/32"

5.2

1.8

9/16"

14.0

7.0

14 11/32"

Note: You Should Make All Your Bracing Longer Than It


Needs To Be, Or As Shown In The Bracing Diagrams Above.
Leave Each Brace At Least 3/8" Long And Trim Back During
Fitting Of The Back And Top Plates To The Guitar Sites.

Note For Detailed Construction Instructions


Refer To Our Book "Guitar & Ukulele Construction
Handbook @ http://shopglss.com
This Drawing or Drawings Are To Used For One Use Only
And Not Reproduced For Any Other Purpose Than
Construction Of This Particular Instrument, and a One Time
Reproduction Only is Allowed
Reproduction, Distribution or Sales For Any Other Use Is
Strictly Prohibited And Falls Under U.S Copyright Laws For
David VerBurg AIA c 2013
This Sheet Size Is Metric A0 Size Overall Size is 1189mm x
841mm With 15mm Borders On All Sides. For USA
Customers Print On Architectural "E" (36" x 48") Without
Resizing For 1:1 Printout.

Georgia Luthier Supply

Classical Guitar Plan #3

Date: Feb. 2010


Revisions: Dec 13, 2013
Unless Noted Otherwise,
These Plans Are Drawing
Full Scale. They Are
Labeled in mm and
Fractional Inches

Sheet Number

C4