Acoustic bonzomusic handmade dreadnought guitar

Making a bonzomusic acoustic guitar from the start to the end

It is a bonzomusic dreadnought acoustic folk guitar with rounded shoulders

It sports top-level materials: an adirondack spruce top, rosewood back and shoulders, a mahogany neck and a rosewood fingerboard

Everything is done by hand

Acoustic dreadnought

Starting from a plan, the picture shows the back internal bracing construction details and more details concerning woods, sizes, materials, techniques etc.

CAM00240

Sanding the adirondack spruce top to 2.4 mm.

acoustic CAM00078

Glueing together the two adirondack spruce top pieces using a traditional method: a long rope, three shaped triangular pieces of wood and a flat base; this method is ideal for making a spotless glueing

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Sanding the two pieces of rosewood for the back to 2.0 mm.; the back will be rounded afterwards by means of the internal bracing

 acoustic CAM00079

Glueing together the two rosewood pieces for the back using the same traditional method as for the top

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Bending the rosewood sides in the bending machine; the thermometer indicates a temperature wich has to be kept between 220 e 240 degrees in order to make a neat and durable bending

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Drawing the shape of the acoustic guitar on the adirondack spruce top

 CAM00084

Making the rosette on the adirondack spruce top

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Putting the bended rosewood sides in the mold and cutting them to the precise size

 CAM00226 CAM00228   CAM00234

Making the internal backbone bracing for the interior part of the rosewood back and then glueing it in the glueing box

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The braces are made of cedar wood with straigth fiber; the braces need to be rounded in a convex shape; when the braces are glued to the back, they make it concave; the braces have to be finished and refined to specific measures, they edges have to be rounded

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Glueing the convex braces on the internal part of the back in oder to make it concave

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Reinforcing the internal sides

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Working in the rosette

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Cutting the internal braces for the adirondak top

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Sides

Internal bracing of the top

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Closing the body

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Starting the neck

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The fretboard is glued

 

Routing the channel for the binding

Glueing and finishing the binding requires “amour et delicatesse”

 

The neck joint must be tight and precise

  

Shaping and fretting the neck

Fretted neck and tight neck joint