Good day all
Hope I'm posting this at the right place
I'm new to this forum and I'm hoping that I will be able to rely on some of your experiences in building my first classical guitar.
First off I'm no stranger to woodworking as was previously in the cabinet and furniture building. Now considering my diminish physical capacity, and still having a passion for woodworking, I decided to explore a different avenue and start building guitar.
Now I've been reading a lot on the subject and can only admire the skill set and quality of work of luthiers. At present, I'm all about instructing myself and doing long term planing. As of now I have managed to purchase some material, such as planks of mahogany and small equipment. I'm hoping that in the next month I'll be buying a band saw and maybe some common hand tools.
Therefore what I need to know is the general cuts of woods and wood type commonly used for the neck, cross braces and body. I know that for the soundboard I'll be using quarter saw western red cedar but for the rest, such as the neck and fret board, does it really matters if the pieces of wood are not quarter saw?
Bit by bit I hope to have all material that I need to start tackling this new passion of mine. As of now I was able to put my hand on two big pieces of African Mahogany. One being 22 in. wide X 1.25 thick X 6.5 feet long. The other is 2.5 in. thick X 12 wide and 8 foot long.
Thank you all