Beginners Guide | Laying Out an Acoustic Guitar Design

In this episode of DIY Guitar Making, I draw up plans for a new acoustic guitar model and provide a quick and easy step-by-step guide to laying out such things as your scale length, string compensation, nut width, saddle spacing etc…

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Here are the 14 steps at a glance:

1: Draw Straight Line

2: Square Line at the Top

3: Fingerboard Width at Nut

4: Outer Strings at Nut

5: Neck to Body Joint

6: Nominal Scale Length

7: Compensation

8: Bridge Pin holes

9: Outer Strings at Bridge

10: Connect Outer String Splay

11: Square Line at Neck-Body Joint

12: Fretboard Width at Neck-Body

13: Connect Fingerboard Taper

14: Trace/Design Body Shape

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Compensation calculator:

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