These classical guitar strings are a mixed set that I use on all my classical guitars. This combination allows for easier and more accurate intonation as well as providing a smoother transition from the wire wound strings to the nylon. The E,A,D,B and 1st string E are all D’Addario Ej45’s and the G string is a Savarez Alliance normal tension G string.
The classical guitar template set consists of the plantilla, headpiece, fingerboard, and bridge patch templates. These templates are made of high quality clear acrylic allowing you to see the grain orientation when trying to get the desired graphics in the wood. Made with CNC accuracy for maximum precision and symmetry these templates are time savers allowing you to make a guitar with confidence.
The cross-grain mahogany back center patch is necessary for the stability of the back along the center seam. These patches are made from pieces mahogany that have been glued up cross-grain for stability to form a single patch approximately 18″ to cover the back strip and joint on the back.
To create laminated guitar sides as described in the book and the guitar making dvd box set, four pieces of veneer are required per guitar in addition to the outer wood of choice (ie. Indian or Brazilian rosewood). A set of four veneers – enough for one guitar – are available in two types of wood, Alaskan yellow cedar and pear wood for this purpose.