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Cut This Template From The Sheet of Paper and Use Spray Adhesive

To Attach To A Piece Of Plexiglas or Lexan. (Keep Protection Paper On

The Plastic.) Cut Out The Top Outline Precicely To This Outline And
Sand To The Line Edge With A Spindle Sander If Available.
Next Use a Sharp Scratch All Or Other Sharp Instrucment And Mark All
Of the Brace Ends Clearly Into the Plastic.
Chuck Up A 1/16" Drill Bit In Your Drill Press And Carefully Drill A Hole
Through All Of the Brace Ends

Drill 12.7mm (1/2") Diameter Holes Around Perimeter

Of Form Insert. All Holes Shall Be Tangent To Outside
Perimeter Of Ukulele Shape. Holes Shall Be 12mm
1/2" Deep. Typical For Both Sides Of Form

With Brace Ends Dirlled And Brace Centers Scratched Into The Surface
Of The Plastic, You Now Have A Very Long-Lasting Top Template And
Top Brace Marking Template.
Knock-Off The Edges Of The Plastic Slightly To Prevent Injury And
Note That The Lexan Will Be Harder To Sand And Will Scratch Easier,
But It Is Very Durable. Plexiglas Will Crack If Dropped On Your Shop

Drill Holes Through Brace End

Intersections - Be Precise

Headstock Trim Goes On Top Of

This Line

Use A Sharp Scratch All Or Other Sharp

Instrument And Mark All The Brace Ends.
These Are Shown With The Small Circle At
The Centerline Intersection
Once All The Holes Have Been Drilled,
Remove The Paper Protection From
The Plastic.

Drill 19mm (3/4" ) Diameter Recess Into Side Of

Form For 8mm x 88mm (5/16" x 3-1/2" ) Carriage
Bolt. Recess Should Be 12mm (1/2")Deep Max.

For The Brace Intersections, Take A

Sharp Pointed Tool, Like A Scratch Awl
And Mark The Centerline Of Each
Brace Clearly Into The Surface Of The

Form Insert Template

Do Not Cut The Soundhole

Out. Only Mark The Center
And Drill Like The Brace

Make (2) of These (The Second One Would be Mirrored)

for the Heated Side Bender Form Insert.

Notch For Nut Here


Neck Thickness Only Is Shown (No


This point starts at the center of the tail block

for reference point one.




The dashed lined represents a straight line drawn from

The neck block to the tail block. As you can see, if you would trim
your guitar sides to this line you would have a lot of reforming to do.





Each of these light lines represents a reference line

1" or 25.4mm apart






Tail Block


Center of Lower Bout


Center of Waist


Center of Upper Bout

Note: The depth of this template represents the total depth of the guitar,
which includes the top and back plates. You should subract the dimensions
of these 2 plates from your template when you finalize the dimension or
your guitar will be deeper by that amount.

Neck Template

Top & Brace Locator Template

Classical Side
Contour Template

Heel Contour
@ Body

Top Thickness Allowance

Back Arch Contour

Classical Back Arch Template

Allowance For Guitar Sides

To Slide Into Slots On Each
Side Of Neck Stock

Center Template On Brace And Mark Out Contour.

Note For Detailed Construction Instructions

Refer To Our Book "Guitar & Ukulele Construction
Handbook @
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


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