Tag: lutherie


Great Videos about the Construction of a Classical Guitar…

This is a great video about the construction of a classical guitar:

Classical guitar making. My 24th guitar build

Highlights from making my classical guitar featuring the builder playing the finished instrument. www.booneguitars.com

The back and sides of this guitar are Indian rosewood. The top is western red cedar. The neck is Spanish cedar. Fret board is Macassar ebony. The rosette is a maple burl.

Another video showing how a classical guitar has been built during a workshop within 10 days:

10 Day Guitar

Highlights of a guitar being built in 10 days in a private course with Robert O’Brien – obrienguitars.com

Additional Information

youtube channel of Stephen Boone


Website Stephen Boone Guitars: http://studioboone.com/guitars/index.html

youtube channel OBrien Guitars – Luthier Tips du Jour


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5 Minute Time Lapse Movie of Classical Guitar Construction

I have just written about the guitar construction movies by Tiyoto Kanaka which show the construction of a guitar in many detailed steps.

Some time ago I have found the following video which shows the construction of a classical guitar using time laps  in little more than 5 minutes.

The guitar was built within 10 days in a private training course by Rober O’Brian from a kit by LMII.

If you ever wanted to see how a classical guitar is constructed from wood and glue you should watch this movie. This is a good introduction for the detailed movies by Kiyoto Tanaka.

Highlights of a guitar being built in 10 days in a private course with Robert O’Brien – obrienguitars.com

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Kiyoto Tanaka (Kiyond) – Great Movies about the Construction…

I have discovered the facebook profile of  Kiyoto Tanaka, a Japanese luthier who builds romantic guitars and other instruments. Kiyoto Tanaka has documented the construction of his guitars in very detailed videos. It looks like magic how he uses his Japanese woodworking tools to take some wood and make a beautiful guitar out of it.

But first I recommend the following video with a little box-harp and a 19th century guitar:

The lullaby by box-harp and 19th century guitar.

Plays Sor with the guitar of own manufacturing.

The guitar construction videos show many steps of the construction of the guitar mainly using Japanese hand tools in real time.

Playlist Guitar Construction Kiyoto Tanaka

youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/KOKOMADE7

Homepage: http://www6.ocn.ne.jp/~kiyond/

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Lakewood Guitars – Martin Seeliger – Peter Finger (Fingerpicking…

Martin Seeliger has started to build steelstring guitars in Germany in the earl 1980s. Today his brand Lakewood Guitars is known as a source for great guitars for fingerpickers, and many great artists are playing Lakewood guitars.

On the homepage of the German guitar magazine Akustik Gitarre you can find a very interesting video with an interview with Marting Seeliger (in German only), and during the interview some interesting steps from the production of Lakewood Guitars can be seen.


Lakewood Guitars has its own youtube channel where you can find some interesting videos with Lakewood guitars played by different artists.

Peter Finger is a great fingerpicker who plays Lakewood Guitars. Here is a great example of a piece by Peter Finger – Getaway:

Peter Finger – “Getaway”

Homepage Lakewood Guitars: http://www.lakewood.de/

youtube channel of Lakewood Guitars: http://www.youtube.com/user/lakewoodguitars

Homepage Akustik Gitarre (German): http://www.akustik-gitarre.com/

Playlist Peter Finger with many  great fingerpicking guitar videos: