Acoustic Guitar Kits

If you have ever considered building your own guitar then you may want to look into acoustic guitar kits.

Why Build a Guitar Yourself?

There is something about building by hand that creates a very special bond between a person and their creation. It may be the time you spend working on it, or perhaps it is the energy that you invest in the creative process. But something that you build with your own two hands gives you a euphoric feeling of satisfaction.

From curiosity to the desire for a good quality instrument, there are myriad reasons why a person might want to build their own acoustic guitar. One may be getting a name-brand guitar at a fraction of the price. Unlike building a guitar from scratch, kits make it far easier to end up with a usable instrument compared to building a guitar from scratch, where you would need highly specialized tools to put together a kit.

Consideration of Kits

Some people will tell you that building your own guitar is far too difficult a project for the average person to attempt. But if you have the patience and determination it really isn’t that difficult to build your own guitar, especially if you take advantage of one of the many kits available.

There are dozens of kits on the market today for those who want to follow their dream of building their own acoustic guitar. The kits range from cheap $20 starter kits that will probably fall apart not long after they are completed, to $700 packages that walk you through building a name brand acoustic guitar and come with instructional DVDs and detailed instructions. But even for the kits that don’t include instructional DVDs, there are plenty of YouTube videos that walk you through the process of building your own acoustic guitar from a kit.

The video below is Part 1 of an amazing 8-Part Series on how to build your own guitar.

Acoustic Guitar Kit Sellers

One of the best places to go for kits is Musicians Friend; they guarantee the lowest price on any of their products. The Martin Acoustic Guitar Kit comes complete with detailed instructions and the most difficult parts already done for you.

Martin Build Your Own Guitar Kit  Mahogany Dreadnought

Martin Build Your Own Guitar Kit Mahogany Dreadnought

All the wood and hardware you need to build your own high-end acoustic guitar with a solid spruce top. Critical steps such as neck-joint machining, fretboard slotting, soundboard finishing, thickness sanding, and side shaping have been done for you by skilled luthiers. Included instructions will make YOU a skilled luthier as you assemble the body; install and trim the braces, back, soundboard, neck, and fretboard; rout, attach, and trim the purflings and bindings; and learn how much more there is to producing a fine instrument. Includes everything you need but glue, finishes, and tools. Choose the Dreadnought model with mahogany sides and back, Richlite fingerboard and bridge; or Auditorium, Dreadnought Herringbone, Dreadnought, or D.41 models with East Indian rosewood back and sides, and Richlite fingerboard and bridge.Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.


Stewart-MacDonald is another excellent place for purchasing kits. When you purchase an acoustic guitar kit through their website, you not only receive all the supplies you need, but detailed instructions complete with photos AND a detailed instructional DVD that will walk you through the process.

No matter which of the available kits you purchase, be it an inexpensive $20 kit or a name-brand package, the real joy will come from completing an instrument that you can look at and say “I made that with my own two hands!”

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Acoustic Guitar Amps |

Acoustic Guitar Bridge |

Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins |

Acoustic Guitar Case |

Acoustic Guitar Flight Case |

Acoustic Guitar Kits |

Acoustic Guitar Microphone |

Acoustic Guitar Neck |

Guitar Pics |

Guitar Pickguards |

Acoustic Guitar Pickups |

Acoustic Guitar Saddle |

Acoustic Guitar Stand |

Acoustic Guitar Strap |

Acoustic Guitar Strings |

Acoustic Guitar Tuner |

Acoustic Guitar Tuning

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