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Acoustic Guitar Blueprints
Banjo Blueprints
Mandolin Blueprints
Violin Blueprints
Dulcimer Blueprints
Ukulele Blueprints
Other Blueprints
Full size blueprints of the following instruments

1930's NICK LUCAS 12 FRET GUITAR PLANS drawn by Michael Collins Photo
Four-sheet set of full-sized plans for the wonderful Nick Lucas guitar, produced between 1928 and 1941. This is the pin bridge version most often sought after by collectors. All details are clearly shown. Rolled in a sturdy tube.
727-5 $24.95 buy

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1930's NICK LUCAS 14 FRET GUITAR PLANS drawn by Michael Collins Photo
Four-sheet set of full-sized plans for the wonderful Nick Lucas guitar, produced between 1928 and 1941. This is the pin bridge version most often sought after by collectors. All details are clearly shown. Rolled in a sturdy tube.
727-6 $24.95 buy

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1957 ROUND SHOULDERED DREADNOUGHT GUITAR PLANS drawn by Michael Collins Photo
Four-sheet set of full-sized plans. Includes fret spacing chart, woods used, internal bracing profiles, plus drawings detailing variations to the model from the 40s and 50s: bridges, logo style, more. Each sheet measures 42" x 18" and is printed on drafting grade stock. Standard measurements (inches). Rolled in a sturdy tube.
727-2 $24.95 buy

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1961 JACQUES FAVINO GUITAR PLANS drawn by Michael Collins Photo
Nicely detailed three-sheet set of full sized plans for this Gypsy-style oval hole jazz guitar. Includes a fret spacing chart, woods used, and profiles of the internal braces. Each sheet measures 42" x 18" and is printed on drafting grade stock. Standard measurements (inches). Rolled in a sturdy tube.
727-1 $20.00 buy

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ACOUSTIC GUITAR Photo
6-string small concert style (similar to Martin) 12 open frets, 24.5" scale (lower bout at its widest point is 12 1/4') Blueprint.
113-1 $8.50 buy

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ACOUSTIC GUITAR Photo
Similar to Martin Orchestra model. Like an 18, 21 or 28 but with no volute (diamond) on neck. Scale length is 25.4". Lower bout is 15". Scale 1/1. Blueprint.
113-38 $8.50 buy

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ACOUSTIC GUITAR by Scott Antes Photo
Similar to Gibson Jumbo model. Full size blueprints.
113-46 $10.50 buy

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ACOUSTIC GUITAR by Scott Antes Photo
Full-size blueprint. Similar to Martin Orchestra Model (with Venetian cutaway).
113-56 $8.50 buy

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ACOUSTIC GUITAR by Scott Antes Photo
Full size blueprint. Dreadnought style 6-string.
113-57 $10.50 buy

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ACOUSTIC GUITAR Photo
6-string, auditorium size, Martin OOO style, 24.9" scale. For guitar with 14 frets on neck. Blueprint.
113-6 $8.50 buy

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BLUEPRINT - TENOR GUITAR by Scott Antes Photo
Full size blueprint with a variety of options for: soundbox width, neck shape, tuning machines, more.
113-55 $8.50 buy

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MICHAEL COLLINS D-HOLE GYPSY GUITAR PLANS drawn by Michael Collins Photo
Four-sheet set of full-sized plans for Michael's own 14-fret large D soundhole guitar. Includes fret spacing chart, woods used, internal bracing profiles, more. Each sheet measures 42" x 18" and is printed on drafting grade stock. Standard measurements (inches). Rolled in a sturdy tube.
727-4 $24.95 buy

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MICHAEL COLLINS OVAL HOLE GYPSY GUITAR PLANS drawn by Michael Collins Photo
Four-sheet set of full-sized plans for Michael's own 14-fret oval hole guitar. Includes fret spacing chart, woods used, internal bracing profiles, more. Each sheet measures 42" x 18" and is printed on drafting grade stock. Standard measurements (inches). Rolled in a sturdy tube.
on order, expected arrival date unknown
727-3 $24.95 buy

SELMER GUITAR PLAN drawing by Patrick Alexandre, with Francois Charle Photo
Full scale builders plan for 14 fret Selmer guitar with small oval soundhole. Metric measurements with text in French. Folded, 70cm x 102cm (27 1/2" x 40")
509-2 $32.95 buy

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SELMER-MACCAFERRI GUITAR PLAN - CONCERT MODEL drawing by Patrick Alexandre, with Francois Charle Photo
Full scale builders plan for 12 fret nylon string Selmer-Maccaferri "Concert" model guitar with the big D soundhole. Metric measurements with text in French. Folded, 70cm x 102cm (27 1/2" x 40").
509-6 $32.95 buy

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TENOR GUITAR, REGAL Photo
Regal. Authentic. Blueprint.
113-35 $6.50 buy

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Acoustic Guitar Blueprints
Banjo Blueprints
Mandolin Blueprints
Violin Blueprints
Dulcimer Blueprints
Ukulele Blueprints
Other Blueprints

Banjo Blueprints

5-STRING BANJO Photo
Open back, 30's Vega "Whyte Laydie" #2, 27.938" scale. Authentic. Blueprint.
113-9 $7.00 buy

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CONSTRUCTING A 5-STRING BANJO: A COMPLETE TECHNICAL GUIDE by Roger H. Siminoff Photo
Plans and instructions for building a resonator bluegrass banjo. Lots of photos. Spiral bound. Plus full-size blueprints. 64 pp.
49-105 $19.99 buy

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Acoustic Guitar Blueprints
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Mandolin Blueprints

ARCHTOP MANDOLIN Photo
Old Gibson A style, oval hole. Authentic. Blueprint.
113-31 $7.00 buy

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GIBSON LLOYD LOAR F-5 MANDOLIN PLANS - VERSION 3 drawn by Adrian Minarovic 4 Photos
Updated and expanded, now with four sheets instead of three! Adrian has completely redrawn these plans: all lines are now smooth and clean, averaged measurements have been replaced with exact measurements, the original arching is shown in a graduation map that reveals typical imperfections, hidden aspects of construction were added (neck construction, truss rod position, dovetail size, etc.), many of which were previously undocumented or unknown. With the help of Bill Halsey, texts were re-written into technical English with clear wording. Based on a Gibson F-5 mandolin signed by Lloyd Loar in 1923, these full-size, impressively detailed computer generated plans show the instrument from nearly every conceivable angle including front, side, headstock, tailpiece, an inside view showing placement of tonebars, a dramatic view looking down the instrument from headstock to bottom, plus soundboard thicknesses, fret to nut distances, table of materials, and many more annotated drawings. These are accurate full scale, printed for Adrian by a company that used to prints maps (for military uses) using an offset technique on offset paper (100g/m2). Shipped rolled in a heavy tube. Suitable for framing! Each plan consists of 4 sheets measuring approximately 23" x 33".
656-1 $85.00 buy

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THE MANDOLIN MANUAL: THE ART, CRAFT AND SCIENCE OF THE MANDOLIN AND MANDOLA by John Troughton Photo
A complete workshop guide for amateurs and woodworkers for constructing instruments of the mandolin family: mandolins, tenor and octave mandola. Includes detailed instructions on: construction techniques; the nature of wood, adhesives, and other materials; the acoustics and dynamics of the bridge, belly, and sound box; as well as string technology, tone theory, optimum performance, and playability. With an overview of the origins of mandolins and grid-scale plans for all the instruments' templates and critical dimensions. 175 color photos and drawings. Hardcover, 160 pp.
available as a special order -- normally ships within 12 days
542-62 $54.95 buy

THE ULTIMATE BLUEGRASS MANDOLIN CONSTRUCTION MANUAL by Roger H. Siminoff Photo
The most complete step-by-step treatise on building an F-style mandolin ever written. Siminoff applies over four decades of experience to guide you through detailed chapters covering: the basics of musical acoustics, how to select the right woods, cutting and shaping the neck, carving the soundboard and backboard, bending the rim, assembling the body, using tap tuning to adjust the soundboard and tone bars, inlaying mother of pearl and abalone, fretting the fingerboard, color finishing and building grain contrast, final assembly. A special highlight is the in-depth chapter on the art of tap tuning. Boasts hundreds of detailed photos, a full-color section on the staining and finishing process, numerous detailed illustrations, and a bonus set of 20 full-size blueprints. Luthier John Monteleone says: "I highly recommend this manual to anyone who might have the slightest notion to build a bluegrass mandolin for themselves. For even those folks who think that they might not have the required skills for making a fine musical instrument like this, just reading this invaluable resource of information might help them to better understand and appreciate how they are made." Comb-bound. 144 pp.
49-331088 $34.95 buy

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Acoustic Guitar Blueprints
Banjo Blueprints
Mandolin Blueprints
Violin Blueprints
Dulcimer Blueprints
Ukulele Blueprints
Other Blueprints

Violin Blueprints

4/4 VIOLIN Photo
Complete drawing with dimensional info on the modern violin. Soundbox pattern shown is Strad style, but neck, fingerboard, etc. are compatible with any soundbox pattern. Full scale. Blueprint.
113-37 $8.50 buy

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VIOLIN Photo
Maggini soundbox pattern, arches, F-holes. Authentic. Full scale. Blueprint.
113-30 $3.00 buy

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VIOLIN SOUNDBOARD PATTERN Photo
By Jacob Stainer. With arches. Authentic. Full scale. Blueprint.
113-42 $3.00 buy

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Acoustic Guitar Blueprints
Banjo Blueprints
Mandolin Blueprints
Violin Blueprints
Dulcimer Blueprints
Ukulele Blueprints
Other Blueprints

Dulcimer Blueprints

MOUNTAIN DULCIMER Photo
Illustrates several styles, with some construction methods described. Blueprint.
113-12 $6.50 buy

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MOUNTAIN DULCIMER Photo
Teardrop style, Scott Antes "standard" pattern. Concert quality instrument, 28" scale. Blueprint.
113-24 $8.50 buy

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MOUNTAIN DULCIMER Photo
Hourglass style, Scott Antes Deluxe pattern. Beautiful. 28" scale. Blueprint.
113-25 $6.50 buy

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MOUNTAIN DULCIMER by Scott Antes Photo
Deluxe "Hourglass" style; standard model also shown. Full-size blueprint.
113-58 $8.50 buy

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Acoustic Guitar Blueprints
Banjo Blueprints
Mandolin Blueprints
Violin Blueprints
Dulcimer Blueprints
Ukulele Blueprints
Other Blueprints

Ukulele Blueprints

BARITONE UKULELE by Scott Antes Photo
Full-size. 20 inch scale. Blueprint.
113-51 $8.50 buy

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CONCERT UKULELE Photo
Concert ukulele with construction options. Standard 12-fret fretboard and optional 17-fret fretboard, "Spanish" style neck attachment, 3-brace arrangement, tenon joint, tail block, more. Standard shape or pineapple option. Full-scale. Blueprint.
113-45 $8.50 buy

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HAWAIIAN UKULELE, SOPRANO Photo
C. Bruno. Authentic. Blueprint.
113-41 $4.00 buy

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TENOR UKULELE by Scott Antes Photo
Full-scale blueprint. With construction options & notes. Options include: classical guitar style bridge, "Spanish" style neck attachment, guitar style tuning machines, dovetail joint or tenon joint at neck.
113-53 $8.50 buy

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UKULELE Photo
Martin Early Style 1. Soprano, or Standard style. Authentic. Blueprint.
113-28 $4.00 buy

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Acoustic Guitar Blueprints
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Violin Blueprints
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Ukulele Blueprints
Other Blueprints

Other Blueprints

BLUEPRINT - LIMBERJACK / LIMBERMULE (CLOGGING DOLLS) by Scott Antes Photo
Simple plans for constructing these popular folk toy & rhythm instruments, in light or regular versions.
113-54 $2.00 buy

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HURDY-GURDY Photo
CLEARANCE PRICED! Blueprint-type plans to build a simple diatonic, 3-string flat back, teardrop shaped hurdy-gurdy.
113-11 .. list $6.50 ours $5.00 buy

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LIMBERJACK (Clogging Doll) Photo
Simple plans for constructing this popular folk toy & rhythm instrument, in light or regular versions. Now includes Limbermule plans also!
113-16 $1.00 buy

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RESONATOR GUITAR PLANS by Paul Beard Photo
- Squareneck, wood body, full size plans, spider-bridge style with round soundholes, 25" scale.
362-1 $11.25 buy

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RESONATOR GUITAR PLANS by Paul Beard Photo
- Roundneck, wood body, full size plans, spider-bridge style with round soundholes, 25" scale.
362-2 $11.25 buy

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RESONATOR GUITAR PLANS by Paul Beard Photo
- Roundneck, metal body, full size plans, biscuit-bridge style with f-holes.
362-3 $11.25 buy

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Acoustic Guitar Blueprints
Banjo Blueprints
Mandolin Blueprints
Violin Blueprints
Dulcimer Blueprints
Ukulele Blueprints
Other Blueprints

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