Entries by jen

Day 11: To BREAK or not to BREAK!

DAY 11 –6/2/2012 11-2:30pm.  I was a little reluctant for the first day back at the workshop for the New Year, as I knew this session would involve remaking the sides of the guitar from scratch after I broke the cutaway on my first attempt at hand bending. My new sassafras pieces had arrived and […]

Day 7: Creating the soundboard bracing

Creating bracing for the soundboard: Today was all about creating the bracing for the soundboard. This is a detailed process, and there’s a set formula/layout to follow. Altering this formula will have a profound effect on the distribution of the sound across the soundboard, thus altering the sound/tone.

Blog: Building a Guitar

For a long while I’ve had the desire to make an acoustic guitar. Back in year 12, as part of the HSC Design & Tech major work, I made a portable electric guitar that won a Design Tech Award, 2002.