The project "000"

The project "000"
The preparation shown on the following pages an acoustic Stahlsaitengitarrenach modeled a CF Martin "OOO" took place from November 2000 and May 2,001th I have as much as possible dispensed with the use of machinery.

Planning the Project

For me personally, in addition to the coating is planning the most important in the construction of a guitar. Both the one and the other can destroy completely a great job. Of course you can not plan or foresee everything but the grossest errors can be completely avoided by simple construction.

The Guitar Top

The wood for the guitar top is made of two symmetrical boards that are aneinandergeleimt in the middle. If you buy the ceiling tone wood, you can get raw, rough-sawn boards. These must then placed at the push of one another and are marked with a triangle, for example.

Preparation of the Guitar Back

The soil is usually glued together like the ceiling of two mirrored boards. The soil has to keep together with the frames (= guitars pages) techisch the task, the body stiff and straight. Since the tone over excited string vibration runs through the ceiling, the floor and the sides do not need the features of particularly light and to have fast response. Usually used for this purpose hardwoods such as maple, rosewood but also rarer varieties like pear or cherry can be sexy guitar build.

Production of Bindings

A further requirement of a beautiful instrument is the long service life, despite high usage.

Preparation of the Neck

The neck consists here of the fingerboard and the actual neck wood. For the fingerboard I hoble timber in 6.5mm thickness and bring with the scraper and a radius block the desired fingerboard radius of (16 "). Part of the fine grinding dust I keep.

Preparation of the Bridge

For the web you need a small piece of hardwood with standing annual rings. Usually rosewood is used, but flamed maple makes as good a jetty.

Progress of the Body

Here you can see different stages of the body. Following this immediately after the gluing of the ceiling and floor. The external dimensions are already pre-milled, which bindings are already waiting.

Finishing 000-Standard

With the finishing the icing comes to the many hours of hard work. If these works not executed with extreme care, the disaster you can view any time while playing and fret anew - not my cup of tea!


Important dimensions, such as the position of the land must be set prior to painting. The assembly ansich can thus be divided into two operations. On the one hand the before painting and final assembly. The first sets as I said firmly important dimensions and one controls the functional dimensions of the guitar (Action, the direction of the neck, neck angle ...). As shown in the following pictures, you work here already in tenths of a millimeter.