Designed with your success in mind
With the kit, you get a lot of help to make sure your guitar turns out great. The full-size blueprint is modeled after a prized vintage Martin, and shows exactly how every part fits. A sturdy cardboard body mold holds the guitar sides in the perfect contour as you build.
The instruction book is really a short course in guitarmaking, by luthiers Todd Sams and Dan Erlewine; no other kit has anything like it. Todd and Dan made the step-by-step DVD that's included with the kit, too (over $40 value). From start to finish, these guitarmakers guide you to a successful build.
You don't need a big shop
We've done the critical machining, so the neck joint and other parts fit well right from the start.
A slotted bone nut and shaped bone saddle are included, along with inlays, bindings and our two-way Hot Rod truss rod. (We know that tuning machines are something you'll prefer to choose for yourself.)
New torrefied spruce optionChoose a torrefied spruce top for the stability, tone and look of well-aged vintage wood. This high-temperature, low-oxygen kiln drying improves the wood, similar to decades of natural aging.
View the complete parts list (PDF file 105KB).
What tools do you need to build this kit?
Our kit instructions has a complete list of all tools and supplies needed.
We offer easy-to-order sets of the tools that kit builders find most useful.
Building this heirloom guitar together with my daughter was an amazing experience and something we'll remember doing together forever. The guitar sounds amazing!