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J45 Guitar Plans: Electronic Version

J45 Guitar Plans: Electronic Version
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  • Units in Stock: 100
  • Manufactured by: Georgia Luthier Supply

Starting at: $16.95

Full sized, very detailed plans of a J45 acoustic guitar based on the classic Gibson J45 that was first manufactured in 1942 in Gibson's factory in Kalamazoo Michigan. These plans are very details and are filled with details, photographs, descriptions, notations and dimension to get you on your way!

Unless otherwise specified, 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 plans are very detailed and even include a description of materials, construction tips and techniques, and construction specifications overview.

We have now included all the template sets with the Master Guitar Plan file.

Features:
  • 14 Fret Neck
  • Standard X-Bracing
  • Distinctive Gibson "Mustache Bridge" Included As A Bonus
  • Classic "Rounded Shoulders" Body Shape
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: 300.9mm (11 27/32")
  • Lower Bout: 408.5mm (16 3/32")
  • Body Length: 512.8mm (20 3/16")
  • Scale Length: 645.2mm (25 13/32")
  • Body Depth At Heel: 98mm (3 27/32")
  • Body Depth At Butt: 122.8mm (4 27/32")
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 for 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 as soon as you complete your purchase!

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. Just put your plans in the shopping cart and add what plans you want printed, or come back later, and we will do it that way for you too.


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 J45 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 tasks we all struggle with! Go to the link to see more about this very informative boo

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 J-45 6-String Acoustic Guitar in DWG and DXF file formats. For more information about this option, click HERE. Simply click the checkbox below and the files will be included immediately with your download. (Note that this download does include the Form Insert noted below as well. Note that this file will include the Form Insert CNC as well and you will not need to order both files.

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.

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 checkbox 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. Click on the link above for clarifications on this.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 24 November, 2011.