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Dreadnought SS Guitar Plans: Electronic Version

Dreadnought SS Guitar Plans: Electronic Version
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  • Units in Stock: 99
  • Manufactured by: Georgia Luthier Supply

Starting at: $16.95

Build your own guitar with these Dreadnought SS Guitar plans from Georgia Luthier Supply - the most detailed guitar plans you'll find anywhere!

Pick up our full-sized, very detailed plans of the historical dreadnought guitar based on the classic Martin D-18's and D-28's that were made so popular in the 1930s and '40s. There are many differences between our standard Dreadnought and the Dreadnought SS plans.

What makes the Dreadnought SS special are the forward-shifted top braces and the scalloped bracing pattern used for the top braces and the back braces.  These 2 major changes to this guitar will make significant improvements to the sound of the instrument.

The scalloped bracing will give the instrument a more balanced tone by slightly reducing the bass response, while increasing the treble response.

By default, ALL plans are sold as electronic downloads. As soon as you complete your plan purchase with us, you will automatically be given a download link to access your plans. Learn why we sell our plans in an electronic version.

These electronic guitar plans are very detailed filled with details, sections, notation and dimensions to guide you on your way.

This guitar is a flat-picking standard and will give you a guitar that is well-balanced and one that projects very well. Finger-style guitarists will love the balance of this guitar as well.

When you purchase your guitar plans from Georgia Luthier Supply, you'll receive four pages of guitar plans and a bonus page of templates.

  • 14-Fret Neck - Standard Width
  • Larger Bodied Guitar
  • Scalloped X-Bracing & Tome Bracing
  • Forward Shifted Top Bracing
  • Standard Acoustic Belly Bridge
Add this guitar to your collection of handmade instruments with these easy to follow, well documented plans.

Includes 5 sheets of full sized drawings with:
  • Overall guitar plan with notes and dimensions
  • Details of Complicated Construction Areas & Supplemental Photographs of Key Construction Items + Descriptions
  • Longitudinal and Lateral Sections Through The Guitar.
  • Top Bracing Layouts Top and Side Views
  • Back layout and Back Brace layouts
  • Complete Template Sets Including: Top, Side Contour, Neck Contour, Bender Form Insert, Headpiece Layout, Back Arch Template & Top Layout Template
All Plans Are in Both Millimeters AND Inches/Fractional Inches:

All Guitar Building Plans are available in both millimeter measurements and inches/fractional inches. Both are clearly shown in an over/under the dimension line style, so you can pick which measurement system you would like to use, or use both!

Guitar Dimensions:
  • Upper Bout: 293mm (11 17/32")
  • Lower Bout: 396mm (15 19/32")
  • Body Length: 513mm (20 7/32")
  • Depth At Heel: 95.3mm (3 3/4")
  • Depth At Butt: 120.7mm (4 3/4")
  • Scale Length: 645.2mm (25 13/32")
Don't Forget Your Form Package Plans Below:

The Inside Forms and Workboard Plans allow you to simply and easily transfer the exact shape of your guitar to your workpiece, plus you will have an incredible tool to allow perfect repeatability of your guitars!

Just click on the appropriate check-boxes below to select the items you'd like to add to your plan purchase and they will be automatically added to your order. You will be able to download your files immediately.

Need your guitar plans printed and delivered to your door? We offer this service to customers who don't have access to printing services, or just don't want to mess around with it. Check it out at our Digital Printing and Delivery Services.

How to Use Our Plan Printing Service

1. Place the guitar plans in your cart.

2. Visit our plan printing page and add printing to your cart.

3. Complete your order.

Need help with your order? Just send us an email or give us a call at 888.362.5028. 

Would you like your plans printed and shipped overseas?

Please view our overseas plan printing page to learn how affordable our printing and overseas shipping can be!

Are you looking for something else?

If the dreadnought guitar plans aren't exactly what you're looking for, be sure to take a look at the other guitar plans we have for sale - with more than 20 different guitar plans, you're sure to find the perfect guitar for you!

We also offer a wide range of guitar building tools and other assorted guitar building aids all the time, so check back often.

Looking for help in your instrument construction? Consider our brand new Guitar and Ukulele Construction Handbook, packed with information to help you with many of the guitar building tasks we all struggle with!

We have just published a very comprehensive ebook on French Polishing. If you are looking for a way to finish your guitar with this incredible time-tested finish with minimal investment, be sure to check it out!

Acoustic CNC Files - Entire Guitar:

We are now offering the Dreadnought SS 6-String Acoustic Guitar in DWG and DXF file formats. For more information about this option, click HERE. Simply click the check-box below and the files will be included immediately with your download.

Note: The last image in the mouse-over images at the top of this page will give you an accurate representation of the file content for these files.

When you order the CNC files for the entire guitar - you will also receive the CNC files for the Form Insert - there is no need to order them separately. Only order the form insert CNC files if you don't want the CNC guitar plans!

Please feel free to send us an email or to call us at 888.362.5028 if you have any questions!

Acoustic CNC Files - Form Insert Only:

Form Insert for this guitar in DWG and DXF file formats. These drawings will allow you to rout out this shape and use it directly in your bending system. The files clearly indicate the guitar shape, the spreader rod pockets, the Guide Bar Slot and the Connector Bolt Holes. Just click the check-box below and the files will be included immediately with your download. Note that this file contains only the files for the Form Insert for the Heated Side Bender. If you'd like the full CAD guitar plans and form files, please select the CNC guitar plans for $59.95 and you will receive BOTH the guitar plans and CNC files for the form.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 21 January, 2014.