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Woburn Class of 2007
Woodcraft of Woburn
Jerry Brown, Scott Dixon & George Vondriska
Teach the Teacher Class - Wild Earth School in Hudson, WI
Teach the Teacher Class - Wildearth School in Hudson, WI
Teach the Teacher Class - Wildearth School in Hudson, WI
March Class of 2007
Woodcraft of Wilmington
June Class of 2007
Woodcraft of Wilmington
May Class of 2007
Woodcraft of Leesburg, VA
May Class of 2007
Woodcraft of Milwaukee, WI
August Class of 2007
Woodcraft of Nashville, TN
November Class of 2006
Teach the Teacher Class - Pinkerton Academy - Derry, NH
March Class of 2007
Woodcraft of Portsmouth, NH
June Class of 2007
Woodcraft of Portsmouth, NH
August Class of 2008
Woodcraft of Portsmouth, NH
November Class of 2007
Woodcraft of Portsmouth, NH
April Class of 2007
Woodcraft of West Springfield, MA
June Class of 2007
Woodcraft of Springfield, VA
Teach the Teacher Class - Jacksonville, FL - November 2007
Teach the Teacher Class - Woodcraft of Jacksonville, FL
Teach the Teacher Class - Portland, OR - January 2009
Teach the Teacher Class - Woodcraft of Portland, OR
Teach the Teacher Class - Virginia Beach/Norfolk, VA - January 2007
Teach the Teacher Class - Woodcraft of Virginia Beach/Norfolk, VA
Spokane class of 2009
Woodcraft of Spokane, WA
Boise Class of 2009
Woodcraft of Boise, ID
Class of December 2007
Woodcraft of Manchester, CT/Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking
Woburn Class of 2008
Woodcraft of Woburn
Woburn Class of 2007
Woodcraft of Woburn
Woburn Class of 2009
Woodcraft of Woburn
Woburn Class of 2007
Woodcraft of Woburn
Orlando Class of 2008
Woodcraft of Orlando
Seattle, WA acoustiv guitar building class photo
Woodcraft of Seattle, WA
Sapele Back and Sides with Solid Spruce Top
   Sapele Back and Sides with Solid Spruce Top Finished Guitar

Sapele with Spruce Top Dreadnought Style Guitar

This guitar arrives built, finished and ready to play!

Special Promo Pricing!

Regular Price $499.99
Promo Pricing 50% Off $250.00!

Check out this beautiful looking guitar!

It has a Sapele veneer back and sides with a Solid Spruce top, a dark ebony headstock veneer and chrome Gotoh tuners.

20 Fret Scale on a Rosewood fingerboard with abalone dots and 12th fret marker. White side dots.

Rosewood bridge an a micarta compensated saddle.

B/W/B/W purfling with White binding on top and binding with center inlay strip on the back and end.

3 point bolt-on neck with two way truss rod for easy adjustment and setup.

Includes:

Setup with a Free set Earthtones strings.

A Free Pikcard with 4 wallet pics.

* Please note: This item receives free shipping within the contiguous United States.
Customers outside the contiguous United States are asked to please contact us at info@usguitarkits.com to request a shipping quote - thank you.

$250.00
Maple Back and Sides with Solid Cedar Top
Maple Back and Sides with Solid Cedar Top
Maple Back and Sides with Solid Cedar Top
Kit Components
   Maple Guitar Kit with Solid Cedar Top

Maple Guitar Kit with Solid Cedar Top

Solid AAA cedar top, laminated maple back & sides, rosewood bridge & fingerboard, shaped nato neck, deluxe sealed tuners, micarta nut & saddle, nickel silver frets, ABS binding, plastic endpins, adjustable truss rod, abalone inlay material. Kerfing, endblocks and bracing attached. Sides are bent. Includes Hardshell Case. Instruction manual included. Requires assembly and finish (not included).

Free Bonus: Kit also includes 1 set of Earthtones strings and pik-card (A $28.97 Value-No Cash Value, Substitutions or Exchanges.)

* Please note: This item receives free shipping within the contiguous United States.
Customers outside the contiguous United States are asked to please contact us at info@usguitarkits.com to request a shipping quote - thank you.

$299.99
Sapele Back and Sides with Sold Spruce Top
Sapele Back and Sides with Sold Spruce Top
Sapele Back and Sides with Sold Spruce Top
Kit Components
   Sapele Guitar Kit with Solid Spruce Top

Sapele Guitar Kit with Solid Spruce Top

Solid AAA spruce top, laminated sapele back & sides, rosewood bridge & fingerboard, shaped nato neck, deluxe sealed tuners, micarta nut & saddle, nickel silver frets, ABS binding, plastic endpins, adjustable truss rod, inlay material. Kerfing, endblocks and bracing attached. Sides are bent. Includes Hardshell Case. Instruction manual included. Requires assembly and finish (not included).

Free Bonus: Kit also includes 1 set of Earthtones strings and a pik-card. (No Cash Value, Substitutions or Exchanges.)

* Please note: This item receives free shipping within the contiguous United States.
Customers outside the contiguous United States are asked to please contact us at info@usguitarkits.com to request a shipping quote - thank you.

$299.99
   Tool Kit

Tool Kit

We have assembled all of the specialty tools you need to build our kits.

Whether you build a U.S. Guitar Kit kit, any other kit, or even from scratch, you will have a good foundation of tools for the next guitar.

Have more fun building by using the right tools for the job!

Tool Kit includes:

25 Spool Clamps

1 Binding/Purfling Router Bit Set (Bit & 4 Bearings)

1 Flush Cutter Router Bit

1 Fret Leveler File (Double Cut)

1 Single Edge Medium Crowning File

1 20" Fretboard Radius Block

1 Fret Hammer

1 Fret Cutter

1 Double Edge Fret Files Set of 3

1 Tapered Reamer

1 Bridge Clamp

1 High Grit Foam Sanding Pads Set of 4 (400, 600, 1000, 1200 Grit)

* Please note: This item receives free shipping within the contiguous United States.
Customers outside the contiguous United States are asked to please contact us at info@usguitarkits.com to request a shipping quote - thank you.

$399.99
Binding & Purfling Router Bit and Bearings
   Binding & Purfling Router Bit and Bearings

Binding & Purfling Router Bit and Bearings

This combination of bit and bearings is used to cut the binding and also either 4, 5 or 6 pieces of purfling that are included in the USGK products. The spacing between the cutter and the bearing allows the bearing to ride on the side of the guitar whether the user cuts the binding or purfling first.

The Binding & Purfling Complete Set includes a .88 bearing to cut the top and back binding channel. Because the back is rounded both top to bottom and side to side, the router will not sit completely flat and therefore will not cut an even thickness all the way around the perimeter.
We suggest that builders also have the .86 and .84 bearings to cut a deeper channel where needed. These two bearing will provide a huge time saver with a perfect cut every time.

Customers outside the contiguous United States are asked to please contact us at info@usguitarkits.com to request a shipping quote - thank you.

$0.00
20" Radius Sanding Block
   20" Radius Sanding Block

20" Radius Sanding Block

The hard "rock" maple block is used to create a slight but accurate radius on the fingerboard using PSA adhesive back sandpaper.

Sanding block can also be used with a clamp while gluing stuborn frets.

International customers, please inquire for shipping rates.

$13.95
Bridge Clamp
   Bridge Clamp

Bridge Clamp

This is a very simple clamp that securely clamps the bridge without multiple, complicated and clumsy deep throat clamps.

International customers, please inquire for shipping rates.

$24.95
Spool Clamp
   Spool Clamp

Spool Clamp

Spool clamps allow you to clamp the top of the guitar without the stress from awkward, heavy steel cabinet clamps. Typically, 25 spool clamps will be enough clamps to get you good pressure all the way around. You can never have too many clamps, especially if you are working on multiple guitars at once.

International customers, please inquire for shipping rates.

$0.00
3 Piece Nut Files Set
   3 Piece Nut Files Set

3 Piece Nut Files Set

Use these precision, tapered files to seat the various diameter strings into the nut. Each handled file is double ended to give you a variety of slot widths.

Red Handle .016" & .048"

Blue Handle .028" & .054"

Yellow Handle .040" & .062"

Customers outside the contiguous U.S. please inquire for shipping rates.

$64.95
Medium Crowning File
   Medium Crowning File

Medium Crowning File

This essential file is used for setup in either repair work or building from scratch or our kit. The file is used to precisely crown the tops of medium frets.

International customers, please inquire for shipping rates.

$35.99
Tapered Reamer
   Tapered Reamer

Tapered Reamer-Temporarily Out of Stock. Thank you for your patience.

Made in the U.S.A.

Enlarge holes, removes burrs in steel, brass, aluminum, plastics, wood and wall board.

1/8 - ½ Inch diameters capacity

Made of hardened and tempered tool steel with precision ground cutting edges.

T-handle provides leverage for easier reaming.

International customers, please inquire for shipping rates.

$17.95
Fret Cutter
   Fret Cutter

Fret Cutter/End Nipper

This flush ground cutter will trim frets super close to the fingerboard to reduce the amount of filing. Rubber coated handles and hardened, profiled, polished steel.

International customers, please inquire for shipping rates.

$25.99
Fret Hammer
   Fret Hammer

Fret Hammer

The fret hammer is an essential tool to seat frets in the fingerboard. It has a comfortable wooden handle with two, 7/8" threaded heads for both power and finesse.

The plastic head is used primarily to reduce denting and damage to the frets while hammering.

A stubborn fret can sometimes need a little more persuasion and using the brass end will give you a little more force to seat a fret completely.

International customers, please inquire for shipping rates.

$19.50
High Grit, Polishing, Foam Sanding Pads
   High Grit, Polishing, Foam Sanding Pads

High Grit, Polishing, Foam Sanding Pads

P400/P600/P1000/P1500/4PSP

These high quality, high grit pads are excellent to polish the fingerboard before you hammer the frets.

Be sure to progress slowly through all the grits to get a scratch free surface.

P400-320, P600-500, P1000-800, P1500-1200

Set includes one each of the four different sanding pads.

International customers, please inquire for shipping rates.

$0.00
Maple/Cedar or Sapele/Spruce Guitar Kit with Tool Kit
   Guitar and Tool Kit Package

*Guitar and Tool Kit Package

We have assembled the perfect package to get started in guitar making.

With this package, you will have the right specialty tools for the job which will make building fun.

The Guitar Kit even includes all the Free Bonus Items!!

The package includes:

1 Guitar Kit (Your choice of a Sapele/Spruce or Maple/Cedar kit)

Free Bonus Items: 1 set of Earthtones strings and a pik-card. (No Cash Value, Substitutions or Exchanges

Tool Kit

25 Spool Clamps

1 Binding/Purfling Router Bit Set (Bit & 4 Bearings)

1 Flush Cutter Router Bit

1 Fret Leveler File (Double Cut)

1 Single Edge Medium Crowning File

1 20" Fretboard Radius Block

1 Fret Hammer

1 Fret Cutter

1 Double Edge Nut Files Set of 3

1 Tapered Reamer

1 Bridge Clamp

1 High Grit Foam Sanding Pads Set of 4 (400, 600, 1000, 1200 Grit)

* Please note: This item receives free shipping within the contiguous United States.
Customers outside the contiguous United States are asked to please contact us at info@usguitarkits.com to request a shipping quote - thank you.

$0.00
Combo Kit Package
Kit Components
   Combo Kits

Combo Kits

* One solid AAA spruce top, laminated sapele back & sides
* One solid AAA cedar top, laminated maple back & sides

* Each kit includes a rosewood bridge & fingerboard, shaped nato neck, deluxe sealed tuners, micarta nut & saddle, nickel silver frets, ABS binding, plastic endpins, adjustable truss rod, abalone inlay material. Kerfing, endblocks and bracing attached. Sides are bent. Includes Hardshell Case. Instruction manual included. Requires assembly and finish (not included).

Free Bonus: Includes 2 sets of strings per guitar and a pik-card. (No Cash Value, Substitutions or Exchanges

* Please note: This item receives free shipping within the contiguous United States.
Customers outside the contiguous United States are asked to please contact us at info@usguitarkits.com to request a shipping quote - thank you.

$549.99
Sycamore Back and Sides with Solid Cedar Top
   Sycamore Back and Sides with Solid Cedar Top Finished Guitar

Sycamore with Cedar Top Dreadnought-Style Guitar.

This guitar arrives built, finished and ready to play!

Special Promo Pricing!

Regular Price $499.99
Promo Pricing 50% Off $250.00!

Check out this beautiful looking guitar!

It has a highly figured Sycamore veneer back and sides with a Solid Cedar top, a dark ebony headstock veneer and chrome Gotoh tuners.

20 Fret Scale on a Rosewood fingerboard with abalone dots and 12th fret marker. White side dots.

Rosewood bridge an a micarta compensated saddle.

B/W/B/W purfling with White binding on top and binding with center inlay strip on the back and end.

3 point bolt-on neck with two way truss rod for easy adjustment and setup.

Includes:

Setup with a Free set of Earthtones strings.

A Free Pikcard with 4 wallet pics.

* Please note: This item receives free shipping within the contiguous United States.
Customers outside the contiguous United States are asked to please contact us at info@usguitarkits.com to request a shipping quote - thank you.

$250.00
Kerly Music  Earthtones
   Earthtones Strings from Kerly Music

Earthtone Strings from Kerly Music

All of Kerly Music strings are seasoned through a patented metal tempering process that exposes them to minus 320F and plus 350F for 24 hours. Our treatment strengthens the string at the molecular level, ads tonal crispness, increases durability and dramatically resists corrosive elements that reduce the life and tone of your strings. Tuning is less frequent, and a smoother surface feel is created with stellar bendability.

Our CYCLECOAT™ process uses repetitive Hot/Cold, Hot/Cold, Hot/Cold cycles that close up the microcracks that cause tonal loss and premature breakage. It’s the microcracks in normal strings that allow a string to go dead or break quickly. We close up the cracks and our strings counteract sweat, corrosion and quick breakage.

Please note: Free shipping within Continental U.S.
International customers, please inquire for shipping rates.

$0.00
Guitar Building Basics
   Book: Guitar Building Basics-Acoustic Assembly at Home

Book: Guitar Building Basics-Acoustic Assembly at Home

Beau Allen Pacheco
with Tim Remus
144 pages

ArtKulture an imprint of Wolfgang Publications

Acoustic guitars make the perfect woodworking project. Whether you're a professional musician or simply an interested wood worker, building a guitar is a very satisfying project. Guitar Building Basics presents tree, start-to-finish assembly sequences. Each sequence uses high quality color photography to illustrate every step of the process; from gluing on the top and bottom of the guitar, to installing the strings and sanding the frets for a perfect set up.

The assemblies include everything from a fairly simple renaissance guitar kit to a full dreadnought guitar assembled in a professional shop. With the help of this new Guitar Building book, nearly any amateur woodworker can buy a guitar kit and assemble the whole thing at home using basic woodworking tool. The key is patience and a good set of instructions-provided by this new book with over 500 color images spread across 144 pages.

This book will provide several examples of guitar building from the perspective of unique kits from U.S. Guitar Kits and Musicmakers, to guitar making schools and high end production manufacturers, to the tools of the trade as well as finishing.

Scott Dixon was interviewed and over thirty pages of the book features those discussions on the formation of U.S. Guitar Kits, steps to build the kits as well as the U.S. Guitar Kits Class Program being held across the U.S.

U.S. Guitar Kits is proud to be featured in this most recent book on Guitar Building.

$19.99
   Flush Cutter Router Bit

Solid Carbide Dado Trim Router Bit

Use the flush trim router bit to quickly and cleanly cut the top covering the neck tang pocket once the top is glued on.

Click on the picture to see a larger view of the bit and the specs.

Shank 1/4"
Cutter Length 1/4"
Overall Length 1 1/2"

International customers, please inquire for shipping rates.

$8.49
US Guitar Kits Cutaway Guitar
Exclusive U.S. Guitar Kits Cutaway Guitar Kit  Class with Scott Dixon
   Exclusive U.S. Guitar Kits Cutaway Guitar Kit Class with Scott Dixon

If you are ready for the next challenge in guitar building, get ready for the exclusive U.S. Guitar Kit cutaway guitar class.

The cutaway kit features a veneer Sapele back and sides with a Solid Spruce Top and a full width finger board.

The kit is packaged and assembled in the same manner as the standard dreadnought kits and includes everything you need to build a cutaway guitar along with a hardshell case.

During the class, each student will have access to all the tools needed to produce a fine instrument.

The class is limited to 4 students and is designed to give every student a lot of oversight during their build.

Each student will have the opportunity to design and make a custom headstock featuring specialty veneers and solid wood bindings.

Call or e-mail info@usguitarkits.com to for more info.
The class will be held in Woburn, MA.

$700.00
   Shipping Fee for Customer outside the contiguous United States

For shipping quotes for orders to be shipped outside the contiguous United States please email info@usguitarkits.com for a shipping quote.

Shipping quote provided within 24 hours - thank you for your patience.

$0.00
Guitarmaking-Tradition and Technology
   Guitarmaking-Tradition and Technology (Rare Autographed book by William Cumpiano)

Guitarmaking-Tradition and Technology
Rare-Autographed Book by William Cumpiano

Hailed by Guitar Player magazine as "perhaps the finest book on guitars ever produced," and by Booklist as "a Rolls Royce of construction guidebooks," this impressive volume is the first book of its kind to describe in depth how both steel-string and classical guitars are actually designed and built. Over 450 photographs, drawings, and diagrams reveal in exquisite detail the hows, whys, and how-to's of the traditional craft of guitarmaking, all accompanied by fascinating historical and technical notes. A comprehensive bibliography; a list of tools, materials, and supply sources; and a full index complete this uniquely authoritative reference -- and essential acquisition -- for guitar and craft enthusiasts, woodworkers, and students of instrument making everywhere.

About the Authors
Jonathan D. Natelson builds and repairs classical guitars and is a national supplier of tone woods for constructing stringed instruments. He lives in Philadephia.

William R. Cumpiano is a master guitarmaker and teacher of instrument building and repair in Amherst, Massachusetts, serving professional musicians across the country.

$30.00
Custom Acoustic Cutaway Guitar
   Cutaway Guitar Kit with Sapele Veneer Back & Sides and Solid Spruce Top

* Pictured is a standard cutaway kit that was customized with Curly Maple body and fingerboard bindings, back inlay and truss rod cover as well as a tinted, deep, rich colored body. The standard kit does not include these custom detail materials but the maker could certainly swap out certain included materials to create their own custom cutaway guitar. Let your imagination and creativity flow to create a beautiful combination of beauty and great sound.

The Standard Veneer Cutaway Guitar
The back and sides are made of ribbon striped sapele that has a rich, bold color and figure with a beautiful, solid spruce top.

All of the dot positions, 12th fret marker and rosette are complimented in abalone.

20 Fret Scale on a Rosewood fingerboard with abalone dots and 12th fret marker. White side dots.

Rosewood fingerboard and bridge with a micarta compensated saddle and nut.

B/W/B/W purfling with White binding and center inlay strip on the back and end.

3 point bolt-on neck with two way truss rod for easy adjustment and setup.

The guitar is packaged in a form fitting, plush lined, alligator textured, hard shell case.

Includes:

A Free set of Earthtones strings.

A Free Pikcard with 4 wallet pics.

* Please note: This item receives free shipping within the contiguous United States.
Customers outside the contiguous United States are asked to please contact us at info@usguitarkits.com to request a shipping quote - thank you.

$350.00
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Invoice for Customer:

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Fret puller
   Fret puller

Fret puller specifically designed for pulling frets, not cutting them.

150 mm (5.9") in length

$44.99

Testimonials

Guitars contributed by US Guitar Kits Builders and Students

USGK Cutaway
John Kotrosa Leesburg, VA Student
Tim includes the Rooster inlay on many of his guitars. His shop is named the Rooster Run Workshop in Newark, DE.
Rosette Detail on Spruce Top
Tim Trimble Custom Monogram Heastock - Newark, DE
Tim Trimble Abalone Top Detail - Newark, DE
Tim Trimble Abonole Top Side View - Newark, DE
Tim Trimble Abolone Bridge Trim Detail - Newark, DE
Veneered Headstock Front & Sides - Woburn, MA
Veneered Headstock Back & Sides - Woburn, MA
Neck Heel Detail - Woburn, MA
Sunburst by Alan Feldman Roanoke, VA
Sunburst by Alan Feldman Roanoke, VA
Herringbone by David Smith Clinton, ME