11, 1960, 310, 325, 330, acoustic, blueprints, body, building, classical, dimension, drawing, electric, fender, free, full, gibson, guitar, headstock, height, length, lutherie, luthier, maker, making, measurement, online, open, open-source, pdf, plans, rickenbacker, scale, size, source, strat, stratocaster, thickness, vintage
Just thought I would let all who visit here know….the blueprints page currently has one Les Paul print 1:1 scale plane, one Torres 1:1 scale print, and 1:1 scale plans for a rosette cutting tool.
Coming soon the page will be getting an update with a new set of blueprints for….the Rickenbacker 325.
The blueprints have come a long way…but here is a shot from during their production (this was done probably three weeks ago or more so it is not a good representation of how far the plans have come now):
1882, antonio, blueprint, blueprints, bone, bracing, bridge, classical, de, diagram, first, free, guitar, heel, ivory, joint, look, lutherie, luthier, maker, making, neck, open, pattern, plan, plans, resurrection, saddle, soundboard, source, spanish, top, torres
So I have been able to resurrect the blueprints for the 1882 Torres classical guitar…very, very luckily. As it turns out I had a copy of the bracing pattern in a separate file with the 1882 Torres plans…I had them on a USB stick because I wanted to move them to another computer and with a stroke of good luck I forgot to delete those files from the USB.
The side view is almost entirely gone, but that’s not the end of the world. It will only take an hour or two to re-draw that. The bracing pattern and front perspective, plus the neck and headstock, still remain. Hooray! I will get these done and make them publicly available as soon as possible.
However! Until that time, I am releasing the front perspective as it is in its current state (unfinished, missing some dimensions, and with no side or back view). You can find it by clicking on the image below, and it will be permanently available (at least until it is replaced by the full drawing) on the ‘Open Source (Free) blueprints’ page (link at the top of the page). I wish you Bon Lutherie!
So here is the (almost) unveiling of my secret project…..I have been working on a set of open source (yay! free stuff!) blueprints for the lutherie community. Hopefully this set will be even more detailed and extensive than the Les Paul blueprints (see the resources section from the menu at the top for those). I getting close to completing a set of prints for….dun dun dun! An 1882 Antonio de Torres classical guitar.
The plans are being made from photo resources that have been sourced from the Médiathèque de la Cité de la musique (Paris) website, as well as measurements that were actually taken from the instrument which I’ve been able to source from the internet (mostly excerpts form google books). Measurements taken from other Torres guitars from years prior to 1882 are being used as a source for the bracing pattern and neck joint (so while the model is after the 1882, it will actually be a melange of the 1882 guitar body, neck, bridge, and scale length, plus measurements from some other Torres guitars for the bracing etc. which I was unable to find for the 1882 guitar).
I will make these available as soon as they are finished – but until then, here is a preview of the drawing in it’s current state.