Where other people sit down solving crosswords or cryptograms, I draw guitar plans. Taking measurements and literally re-searching these instruments gives many insights and can be a real puzzle.
My drawings are known for their high degree of accuracy and detail.
These plans are used by guitar and lute makers all over the world.
I offer a wide variety of instruments:
- Electric Guitars
- Historical Guitars
All of these plans are printed 1:1 and printed on high quality paper. Some people even hang them in their living room as a poster.
Beside these full size plans, I also offer A2 sized blueprint posters for decoration.
Baroque guitar after Antonio Stradivari template “MS 750”, from the Cremona museum.
The string length of this guitar is 657 mm, suitable for tuning in E’ (415 Hz).
Instead of scaling down a larger guitar (like the Hill) or copying a heavily altered guitar (the Rawlings), this is an original Stradivari model.
More info on this guitar can be found in my #122 GAL article: “Antonio Stradivari: GUITARMAKER..!” (PDF).
Romantic guitar after an early “Panormo Fecit” guitar from 1825.
The plan contains information to make both the “Spanish” (fan braced) and “French” (ladder braced” models.
Called “The Harp-Guitar” this unique 10-string guitar (ancestor of the modern 12-string) made by René Grunewald of New Orleans, right at the end of the 19th century. An ideal ladder braced folk/blues guitar as used by Daddy Stovepipe.
The body reminds of Martin and Washburn instruments of the same era.
- Alto Lute in G’
This set of plans was inspired the 1581 Georg Gerle (Innsbruck). It’s my own basic student lute, ideal both for beginning players and makers alike.
The plan contains information to built both 6- and 7-course variants. As well as 3 different rosette designs.
The first sheet is a plan of the instrument, while the second sheet can be used as a template for the inner mould.
I’ve based this lute on the “Venetian Inch” as proposed by Robert Lundberg in his book “Historical Lute Construction”.
The lute has a string length of 59 cm.
More plans in preparation;
- 6/7course student vihuela
- Baroque lute after Frei
- Stradivari guitar(s)
- 19th century Stauffer style guitar(s)
- Danelectro shorthorn bass
- Anglo Saxon/Germanic lyres
If you want to inquire about other models/instruments, just send me an e-mail.
All plans are full size, A0 format (unless otherwise stated).
Printed on high-quality poster paper and send in a tube by PrintApi.