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Construction Notes for a Classical Guitar - sample

Construction Notes for a Classical Guitar - sample



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Instructions to build a classical guitar from FlatironFrets.com
Instructions to build a classical guitar from FlatironFrets.com

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Published by: Dennistoun on Jul 07, 2012
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Denny BrownForeword by Robert O’Brien
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Cover: Double Top Classical Guitar by Denny BrownPhoto credit: Jodi Jack, used by permission© Dennistoun Brown 2012 
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Construction Notes for a Classical Guitar isa conversion of my notes into detailedbuilding instructions for a 650 mm scale length classical guitar. Like its companion,Construction Notes for a Steel String Guitar, it is based on study under Robert O’Brien ,while he directed at the Red Rocks Community College Lutherie Program inDenver, Colorado. The original audience was students in Robert’s classes. However,with the release of his“Online Classical Guitar Building Course”in 2011, the first versionwas rewritten for the benefit of online students, as well.Greatest credit for this handbook goes to Robert O’Brien, who in 2003 founded and,until 2012, directed the Lutherie Program at Red Rocks Community College in Denver,CO. This is primarily a tabulation of his teachings. Other information in ConstructionNotes for a Classical Guitar comes from a variety of sources. Fellow teaching assistants,Gregoire Fulgham and Mike Peter, were most helpful. Their guidance was towards theright way and, perhaps, more importantly, away from the wrong. Many of their tips arefound in this handbook. The rest, which really doesn’t seem to leave much, I learned onmy own through a combination of technical successes, a few “design opportunities,” i.e.mistakes, and outside reading.Robert O’Brien, to date, has supervised the building of over 500 guitars by students inColorado, from teenagers to retirees. Several of his students relocated to Coloradospecifically to take oneor more of his courses.Robert’s commitment to teaching is known internationally. The DVDs that Robert madefor his early students have guided thousands of guitar builders who purchased guitar kits fromLMI, Int’l. More recently, Robert’s “Online Classical Guitar Building Course”and“Online Acoustic Guitar Building Course”were released, which display his ability todistill the complexities and mysteries of guitar making into logical steps. Besides hispersonal and professional commitments, Robert finds the time to host and activelyparticipate in a Google Chat Group on guitar building. Participants hail from the U.S.,Canada, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. You are invited to join his group at www.groups.google.com/group/obrien-forum.Construction Notes for a Classical

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