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Unfinished Acoustic Guitar Kit

Item #: 47788
$124.99
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Nice light action, easy playability and a classic dreadnought shape make this a great acoustic guitar for beginners and experienced players alike.

Overview

All parts are fully machined, just sand, assemble and apply the finish of your choice. Includes all necessary materials to build the guitar, right down to the strings. To achieve the sunburst finish on the back of this guitar, we used Behlen's Sunburst Guitar Finish Kit(sold separately).

Tech Spec

Manufacturer Part Number GK 4112
Weight (lbs) 7.4300

Technical Details:

  • Overall Length: 41"
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Top: Basswood
  • Neck: Nato
  • Back and Sides: Basswood
  • Fingerboard and Bridge: Rosewood
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome
  • Body Binding: Single-Ply ABS
  • Rosette: Decal
  • Nut/Saddle: White Plastic

What's included:

(1) Unfinished Acoustic Guitar Kit

Technical Downloads:

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Nice finished product

Thomas Posted September 7, 2014
I am an advanced woodworker and do play guitar. I would agree with other reviewers negative comments about the instructions that came with the kit. There are very good and complete instructions with the kit information under "technical downloads" in the "tech spec" section here on Rocklers site. I would think you would want to review that info before purchasing. There were some areas on the back and sides of the body that show signs of crushed fibers where it had been clamped for gluing at the factory. This required me to use several more coats of stain than I had intended in order to attempt to hide the marks. If not for this issue, I would have given the kit a 5 star rating. I used wooden cam clamps, bought from Rockler, to glue the bridge in place. I masked the bridge location before finishing. I used the Behlen stringed Instrument lacquer aerosol that provided an excellent finish when wet sanded and buffed. Everything went together as it should. The finished product is an attractive, very playable guitar with tonal quality far better then I expected.

Poor directions

Robert Posted February 6, 2014
I'm a beginning woodworker, not a guitar player. I don't know a tuning machine from a tuner and there are no diagrams to help. Haven't finished it yet-may have to go to a guitar store to help me ID the parts.

For someone like myself...

Mark Posted January 4, 2014

The guitar wood is nice and the kit components seem acceptable, but the instructions are so incomplete that for someone like myself who is new to guitars there are too many opportunities to go wrong. Parts are mentioned without explaining what they are, leaving the builder to figure it out or go elsewhere for definitions. Instructions for attaching the rosette (a decorative circle around the sound hole) say to peel it as though it were a sticker. Only after destroying it trying to get a peel started did I find out it really was a water decal. Why couldn’t they have said so? Even worse, after following instructions to clamp the neck while gluing it to the guitar body I discovered the neck was bent down where it was clamped, forcing a convex curve to the neck and resultant buzzing of the strings. They could have emphasized the importance of keeping the neck straight, in which case a thin shim would have done the trick. I am giving two stars for the wood of the guitar and one extra for customer service, which was very responsive in replacing two missing components.

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What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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