Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
Some amazing guitars came out of our July 2017 Guitar Making Course.
The first solidbody electric was made by Jamie. His Stratocaster replica featured a 1-piece American Swamp Ash body and a Rock Maple neck with Maple fingerboard.
The other two instruments were acoustic guitars but they were very different. Blair built a cutaway Orchestra Model using figured Queensland Blackwood for the back, sides and top.
Jack wanted to build a guitar he could play bluegrass on, so he modified a lot of the elements of a standard Dreadnought. The top was made from German Spruce with scalloped X bracing shifted forward to the pre-war Martin position.
We’re looking forward to our next guitar making course on the Gold Coast in January 2018. Sean Hancock will also be teaching at a two-week course in October at Walton Guitars and Coffee in Noosa Heads and in December at another course in Brisbane soon to be announced.