Acoustic guitars in series

Reports and recommendations
Report Cort NTL 20 F Western Jumbo (PDF)
Report Ibanez MASA SX 72 (PDF)
Report Salvador Cortez SC-205 (PDF)
Recommendation Concert Guitars under 1000€ (PDF)
Recommendation Nylon E-Guitars Renaissance (PDF)
Reports Beginner Guitar HQ for E- A- Guitars

Classical - Flamenco and Acoustic Guitars
Classic and flamenco guitars:
Two first class Models with Spruce- or Cedar-Top A. Augustine
Concert & Flamenco Guitars in Spanish Design Salvador Cortez
German guitar manufacture of the upper class LaCorda
German guitar manufacture of the upper class Hanika
Traditional German guitars since 1669 Hopf
Build very good guitars with nylon strings Yamaha
Classic and acoustic guitars:
High quality steel string guitars from Germany Framus/Warwick
Excellent acoustic guitars from Czech Republic Furch
25 Years Sound of Magix - Made in Germany Lakewood
AcousticGuitars since 1833 WorldStandard Martin & Co
Australian family builds 1A acoustics since 1946 Maton
Japanese noble brand heard on all stages Takamine
The guitars with the brute basses Taylor
Acoustic and e-guitars:
Craft decent guitars from Korea Cort
The noble electric guitars from Germany Duesenberg
Stratocaster rightly the No. 1 electric guitar Fender
The first and with ES the best jazz guitars Gibson
First class guitar manufacture from Canada Godin
Traditional innovative guitars from Japan Ibanez
Paul Reed Smith Guitars 1st Class Guitars PRS
In all price ranges usable instruments Yamaha

Companies that think to build good guitars
and are not listed, we apologize.
We only want to talk about what we know.

Acoustic guitars hand made

Guitarbuilder sortet by Nations WIKI
Bellucci Guitars from MANGORE from Paraguay Bellucci
Spanish Guitarbuilder excelent handcrafting Franzisco Bros
Guitars and Harps from Switz with a difference Brunner
Guitar master builder in spanish tradition Brunswicker|Apelt
Traditional Nylons from Hermanos & Camps Camps
First Class SteelString guitars from Australia Cole Clark
Sensational archtop guitars from Scotland Cranmer Guitars
Guitar master builder with MuBu Recommendation Andreas Cuntz
First Class SteelString guitars from Canada Greenfield Guitars
Legendary concert Guitars in III. Generation Hermann Hauser
Guitar maker is looking for the soul of the guitar Hartmut Hegewald
Argentinian Music -Professor -Teacher & Luthier Juan Sebastian Keller
Kobler - Guitars Sound as good as they look Christina Kobler
Young team Classic crafts Tradition Kraushaar
Luthier fine Classical and Jazz Guitars Laviolette
Concert guitar refreshingly modern Paul McGill
Master luthier and qualified restorer Phillip Neumann
Finest Klassic and Flamenco-Gitares - MuBu TOP Teodoro Pérez
Historical Replicas Concert Guitar Construction Klaus Peters
Montero Plazuelo Lopez build only two Models Plazuelo
Handmade guitars with patented scale Michael Ruhe
GuitarBuilder for the joy of playing the guitar Stefan Rössler
Innovative Master Guitars from Japan Sakurai/Kohno
Hofgitarren Lieferant für John Williams Smallman & Sons
The Art of Craftsmanship in every Instrument Stoll Guitars
Master Workshop for Guitar III. Generation Max Strohmer
Class SteelSting Gittaren from Oulu Finland Juuso Tornberg
More than just a guitar maker it's worth a look Peter Tsiorba
Veillette builds nylon-strung electric guitars Veillette Joe
Voigt Luthier Guitar Master Builder since 1690 Voigt Luthiers
Guitar maker with excelent modern approaches Daniel Zucali

Building instructions - Repair tips - Tonewood

My work
Instruction - Construction report of my III. homemade guitar (PDF)
Instruction - Simple construction help for acoustic guitars (PDF)
Instruction - Construction report of my II. homemade guitar (PDF)
Instruction - Report of an full-acoustic travel guitar (PDF)
Calculation - Frets Distance from saddle and fret width (ODS)
Improvement - Make Guitar Neck slimmer (PDF)
Instructions - 12-hole tying Block easily made by yourself (PDF)
Instructions - Building an acoustic lap steel string guitar (PDF)
Instructions - Construction of a guitar from vegetable boxes (PDF)
Instructions - Strat becomes a Nylon Guitar - Stratylon (PDF)
Invention - Arm rest for small guitars (PDF)
Repair Tip - New fretting almost without tools (PDF)
Tips from other
1A Guitar building instructions from Hannabach Barmstedter
Shows you how to build your own guitar Brunner Guitars
Guitar Repairs - gives professional Repair tips Finger Lakes
Offers good value for all types of Guitar Plans G_A_L
Plans collection of many well known Guitars GitarreBassBau
Compressing Fretting to straighten the neck John F. Hall
Construction plans of the Antonio Torres Guitar Henrik Jansson
Simply make it yourself - Build interesting guitars Christian Müller
StewMac Fret Calculator for all Necks S. MacDonald
StewMac comprehensive repair manuals S. MacDonald
Build your own guitars with a master builder Felix Reuter
Easy Plus construction course - 10 days guitar Schär Baukurs
The Glambfmbasdler - Builds first class guitars Eduard Schielein
Home-made projects of a very special kind LM Splettstoesser
Patent 1921 von T. McHugh for the "truss rod" WIKIPEDIA
Andreas Niegel deals with SteelStrings   Stimmt so ...

Tonewood - Tools & Accesoires
Tonewoods & more around guitar building - MuBu 1 Maderas Barber
Woods from all over the world since 100 years Timber Cropp
More than a tool - Tell us about themself DICTUM
SolidWoodProducts for instruments and more Espen
Drawings and stencils around guitar building Gitabou
MassivHolz - Many woods exactly sawn - MuBu 1 Frank Horschig
Selected tonewoods since over 125 years Kollitz
The Tonewood Catalog - Quality & Tradition since 1890 Kollitz
Tonewood for stringed and plucked instruments Andreas Sandner
High quality tools for woodworking - MuBu 1 Dieter Schmid
Precious wood from all over the world Frank Schröter
High-quality kits and corresponding tools StewMac
Tonewood but mainly for build electric guitars Zuschnitte24

New and historic guitar collections

Worcshop and its historical Guitar archive Bernd Kresse
Journey to the German percussion Guitar Stefan Lob
Historical Guitar Collection and Knowledge Weissgerber
A other collection of historical Guitars Die Zupfgeige

WorkShops how to play guitar

Stroke technique of the Rumba-Flamenco Marc Berestovoy
Bluesguitartube - Free lessons in the blog Christoph Fässler
FingerStyle WorkShop at it's best Ulli Bögershausen
Notes and TAB's for the workshop found here Ulli Bögershausen
Audios & Videos Information about the new book Bernd Brümmer
Beat patterns made easy many listening examples Bernd Brümmer
Class A concept - connects books & forum Bernd Brümmer
Flamenco - much knowledge at first hand Ruben Diaz
Comprehensive information about scales Matt. Ia Eklundh a view over the Alps fingerpicking
Innovative Guitar School on the Internet Guitar-TV
Guitar Player TV with Guitarists and Keyboarder GuitarPlayer
BluesLessons Your place to learn the Blues Dirk Hagemann
Guitar school with good music examples Jürg Hochweber
Die p(r)ima Gitarrenschule not only for beginners Katja Hoder
Die p(r)ima Gitarrenschule 64 Videos to the book Katja Hoder
Learning how to play guitar jam_play
Learning the guitar through competence and fun Mike Jastrow
Redifining how to learn music Jellynote
Learn to play Guitar online - Video courses Ernst Jochmus
The Talking Hands Collection Just Chords
Guitar School Classical Guitar with Sheet Music Hubert Käppel
Blog and lots of videos to learn guitar Johannes Knechtges
35 teaching Videos - Flamenco Guitar and dance La Sonata
Musidation - gives you "LebensfreudeMusik" G. Lindinger
Guitar Institute professionally teaches guitar Georg Norberg
Top prepared chord handle table Georg Norberg
10 Compendiums that will take you further Georg Norberg
A Guitar School with internet connection R. Pomaska
Remarkably mature guitar instructional work Gerhard Raabe
Fun String melody for beginners Michael Schmolke
Guitar teacher in Wien she show us how it works Sandra Sherman
Hey! Whats Up!? - Much lessons for free Marty Schwartz
Interesting facts about Guitar playing practice René Senn
Play Jazz Guitar gives good Tips Chris Standring
Planet Guitar lots of guitar and more Hansi Tietgen
A practical guitar textbook WIKI Book


Fully acoustic travel guitar made entirely by hand Breit Peter
I'll show you the construction of my II. guitar Breit Peter
I'll show you the construction of my III. guitar Breit Peter
Spanish master guitar builder shows his craft Bros Franzisco
USA guitar builder with fantastic ideas Burls Art
An building report Bass from colored pencils Burls Art
Construction report of six-string lapsteel guitars Ceglinski Stan
Australian manufacturer builds proper guitars Clark Cole
The Soulful Art of a Flamenco Guitar Conde Maria
ConVivo a Spanish-style concert guitar ConVivo
The video shows the construction of a harp Coral Willi
Cranmer Scotland - Reinventing the guitar Cranmer
Nice how he builds the kora from his hand Diarra Abou
Show us how to build a concert ukulele Dicks Rowan
Five episodes about building a Gypsy guitar Dujic Marco
Production of flamenco guitars 1 and 2 Eliasson Anders
In five videos we see detailed cello construction Fasser Filippo
He builds himself a baritone guitar Glambfmbasdler
We see guitar making in a manufactory Godin Canada
Gerold Karl Hannabach 1928 - 2015+ Hannabach G. K.
Workshop description from Lakewood Haus intern Lakewood
Martin Seeliger CEO of Lakewood on YouTube - Martin Seeliger
Shows us the construction of his violins Lisius Brian
We see the construction of a revolving lyre Loureiro César
Australian steelstring guitar maker - Part 1 Maton I.
Australian steelstring guitar maker - Part 2 Maton II.
Maton shows us her guitar making in 15 lessons Maton Aus
A construction report that needs no words Meij Bert van
Mrs. Meinel shows us the construction of her zithers Meinel Ulrike
His eighth guitar! that he has already built Mueller Chris
Building the 20,000' anniversary Reso-Phonic guitar National Guitars
The Perez family shows us how guitars are made Perez Teodoro
The Pöllmann family shows us their BassBau Pöllmann E. M.
29 videos show the construction of his mandolin Ratliff Aubrey
SWC shows us how simple it is to build a CGB S W C
Fredless electric bass made by hand Safr Filip
Three impressive restoration videos Schmidt T. & L.
In four videos we see the construction of a lute Titmus Clive
2 brothers show us how they build harp guitars Tonedevil


My building instructions and tips

Instructions - Building report of my III. (PDF)
Instructions - Building report of my  II. (PDF)
Instructions - Building report of my   I. (PDF)
Instructions - Simple construction aid for acoustic guitars (PDF)
Instructions - 12-hole knotting block - easy to make yourself (PDF)
Instructions - Building an acoustic lap steel string guitar (PDF)
Instructions - Building a concert guitar from vegetable crates (PDF)
Instructions - Stratocaster becomes a nylon guitar - Stratylon (PDF)
Calculation - Frets distance from nut and fret width (ODS)
Invention - Armrest for small guitars (PDF)
Invention - The country needs functioning tuning cranks (PDF)
Reparatur - Re-bundling with minimal tool effort (PDF)
Improvement - Make guitar neck slimmer - Very simple (PDF)

Tips from other
1A lesson guitar building instructions Barmstedter
Shows you how to build your own guitar Brunner Guitars
Guitar Repairs - gives professional repair tips Finger Lakes
Offers inexpensive guitar building plans G_A_L
PlansCollection of many well-known guitars GitarreBassBau
Compressing fretting to straighten the neck John F. Hall
Construction of the classic Antonio Torres guitar Henrik Jansson
360° rotatable guitar neck - 3 guitars in one Mattias Krantz
Incredible Instrument ideas in his YT channel Mattias Krantz
Simply make it yourself - Build interesting guitars Christian Müller
StewMac Fret Calculator for all necks StewMac
StewMac comprehensive repair instructions StewMac
Build guitars yourself with a master craftsman Felix Reuter
Easy Plus building course - your own guitar in 10 days Schär Baukurs
The Glambfmbasdler - Builds first-class guitars Eduard Schielein
DIY projects of a very special kind LM Splettstoesser
Patent 1921 by T. McHugh for a "truss rod" WIKIPEDIA

Tonewood - Tools - Accessoires


Tonewoods and things to do with guitar making - 1 Maderas Barber
Precious woods from all over the world for 100 years Timber Cropp
Solid wood products for instruments and more Espen
1A modelling wood and precise cuts - 1 Frank Horschig
Selected tonewoods for over 125 years Fritz Kollitz
Tonewood catalogue - quality & tradition since 1890 Fritz Kollitz
Instrument making - Tone - Precious and tonewoods Nebelheim
Tonewood for string and plucked instruments A. Sandner
Precious woods trade from all over the world Frank Schröter
German tonewood for electric guitars TonholzShop
Tone music wood mainly for electric guitars Zuschnitte24

Tools & Accessories
Instrument surface sealing specialist - 1 CONTURA
Good special tools unfortunately at horrendous prices DICTUM
Drawings & templates for building electric guitars Gitabou
Templates for measuring the grip board radius Pickguardian
Well-stocked shop not only for guitar builders - 1 Rall Guitars
Wood sealant for interior use Monocoat Rubio
High-quality tools for woodworking - 1 Dieter Schmid
Kit for classical guitar from Kollwit Stegmiller-online
High-quality kits and corresponding tools StewMac

Know How for Luthiers:

For dedicated guitar developers who don't just build an instrument, but actively participate in the further development of the instrument!

Benno Streu - probably the most comprehensive guitar connoisseur -
explains the top (the most important part) of a concert guitar !

Benno analyzes an original Torres guitar in this video

Basic knowledge
Suspended Bracing System (TM) - Great idea! Boulder Creek
European woods for instrument making PDF M. B. Brandstätter
Barmstedt lessons in guitar making PDF Brunswicker-Apelt
The bridge - designs and mode of operation Achim-Peter Gropius
Paul Guy's and the "True Temperament" Guy Guitars
Further information - see at the bottom ISIGL
Sound differences between lute and classical guitar Liuto Forte
Play the guitar cleanly without squeaking Mehner.Info
Air humidity and guitars a problemCase Musik Produktiv
Saddle - bridge inlay - bridge - from STIMMT SO Andreas Niegel
Everything is relative, even the concert pitch OrchesterGraben
Wood gluing guide - by Aiden Green Resign Expert
How to polish shellac - for those who need it Felix Reuter
Restorer for plucked instruments Heidi von Rüden
Patented scale length of his guitars Michael Ruhe
Japan. Guitar maker tests tops YouTube Masaki Sakurai
Intonation the stepchild of the guitar Karl Sandvoß
Development of new strings and saddles PDF Karl Sandvoß
Sharpening scraper blades - Feine Werkzeuge Dieter Schmid
Intonation of guitars is a solvable problem Schwingenstein
Classic Guitar Construction - onEPDFX PDF Irving Sloane
The sound hole and its significance for the sound Stollguitars
Error when tuning - Magister PDF Robert Winkler
Physics of the electric guitar - TextCollection PDF Dr.-Ing. M. Zollner

Innovative Guitars

Of course, the two greatest innovations in the development of the concert guitar were those of Torres and Stauffer. Since then, however not really added much in the way of construction and sound.
That is changing ...

Classic design according to Torres with new bracing Peter Breit
Builds an electric guitar from 700 pages of newsprint Burls Art
1A guitars with bodies made from hemp & water ! Canna Guitars
Building a 3D acooustic guitar body - Building report
Canna concert guitar - First improvisations - Canna Classic
Peter Finger tests the Canna SteelString - Peter Finger
Free-swinging floating guitar top ! Cranmer
Interesting body/ceiling design of a hybrid Gitara Maker
Round guitar neck allows 3 guitars in one Krantz Mattias
EUROPA model - Super sound ! - Excelent optics ! Kraushaar
Builds guitars according to Kasha - shows the beam plan Eban Gila
Design according to Dr. Michael Kasha - Diploma PDF ! Ochs Thomas

Diploma and Master's theses
Vibrations of acoustic guitars PDF Helmut Fleischer
The acoustics of steel-string guitars PDF Ra Inta
Analysis and resynthesis of the guitar sound PDF Dirk Jagdmann
Building a classical guitar with double back PDF Choi Moonseok
Restoration of classical guitars PDF Phillip Neumann
Acoustic holography - radiation characteristics PDF Jan Richter
Aspects of the guitar sound PDF Angela Waltner

Thomas Ochs' publications

We would like to thank Mr. Ochs for his detailed work!
PUBLICATIONS from luthiers & designers THOMAS OCHS
- Innovative guitar making - Guitar design according to Prof. Dr. Kasha
- Historic guitars - Johann Georg Stauffer - Wien ca. 1830
- Historic guitars - Jacob August Otto - Weimar 1796
- Historic guitars - Johann Gottlieb Knößig - Leipzig 1807
- Historic guitars - Christoph Ehrlich - Description 2 guitars
- Historic guitars - Richard Jacob Weißgerber - Model Record

At the bottom of his page you will find these other topics:

- Model Kasha Doubletop
- Ochs Model One Unique - Elegant - Modern
- Stauffer Legnani Model
- Woods in guitar making
- Research on historical guitars and acoustics
- Acoustic guitars - Steelstrings

Sound figures according to Chladni
Chladnische Sound figures & Kirchhoff theory Cosmos Indirekt
Sound figures according to E.F.F.Chladni - Uni Bremen Dr. Andreas Henke
Visible vibration behavior of panels TU Braunschweig
Standing waves in plane plates - Lecture Uni Ulm
Experiments with sound figures of oscillating surfaces J. G. Voigt
Sounds for the eye - The sound figures of Chladni Uli Wahl
Chladnian sound figures - sand patterns on plates Wikipedia

Mathematics saves a lot of work
The WIKIs provide an extensive introduction.
Mathe makes Music - Uni Augsburg PDF Maria Reichle
Bessel-Funktion - Definition of natural oscillations Wikipedia
Helmholtz-Resonator - an acoustic sound space Wikipedia
Laplace-Operator - Description of phys. fields Wikipedia
Plate theory - Method for describing panels Wikipedia
String oscillations - Fundamental vibration and overtones Wikipedia
Oscillations - Fluctuation of state variables Wikipedia


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