Dreadnought 12-String Guitar Plans

  • General Information:

    Detailed plans of a the Dreadnought 12-String Guitar based on classic Martin D12-28 herringbone made so popular in the 1930s and 40s.

    While wood selection can be whatever the luthier or customer desires, the classic D18 uses ribbon cut Genuine Mahogany (Honduras Mahogany) back and sides with Sitka Spruce Top. The D28 uses Indian Rosewood with Adirondack Spruce Top.

    Note that the original pre-WWII D28's used Brazilian Rosewood. Unfortunately that wood is no longer available and is on the endangered species list. Also, since quality Adirondack Spruce can be difficult to obtain, consider either Sitka Spruce, or European Spruce for the top plate and braces.

    Note: As ALL of our plans are sold as digital downloads, when you complete your plan purchase with us, you will automatically be given a download link to access the plans.

    The following tabs detail what you will receive with our Dreadnought 12-String Guitar Plans:

    Related Links:

    Guitar Side Bender
    Neck Assembly Jig
    Plate Joining Jig


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