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Old 04-09-2021, 06:01 AM
KingCavalier KingCavalier is offline
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Default Looking for plans

Hi all,

I'm looking for plans to build a 1930's Dreadnought style guitar,
I have the LMI and SM plans but they are both rear shifted and I'm looking for forward shifted bracing. I did read the SM Banjo killer article, it's just a little shy on numbers.

If anyone knows where I could get plans with the forward bracing it would be greatly appreciated.

Scott
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:29 AM
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How about penciling-in the bracing and bridgeplate changes and build to that?

The S-M Herringbone plans are already in-hand and a blueprint shop can make as many copies as OP wants to try out changes.
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Old 04-09-2021, 10:20 AM
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You might have better luck over at the umgf. John Hall or John Arnold might have something for you too.

Otherwise as mentioned all you are going to do is push the X forward and adjust the angle so that your X-Brace angle goes under the bridge wings.
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Old 04-09-2021, 01:34 PM
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I’m interested. Please, what mean umgf and SM? Stewmac?

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Old 04-09-2021, 02:16 PM
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UMGF is the popular Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum: https://umgf.com/

I would assume SM means Stewmac.

I know stuff like that is hard to find though. I was looking for 1930's OM plans last year and found only one plan online which was offered for free. Of course it was only a small print out on standard paper but still had all the dimensions. I'll try and figure out who that was as he might have a Dred too.

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Found it but there is no Dred. http://www.grellier.fr/en/downloads
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:31 PM
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I can email a PDF of the plan I drew from a 1937 D-28. This was drawn for my own use, so the detail is limited to critical dimensions and brace locations.
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Old 04-09-2021, 04:04 PM
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UMGF is the popular Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum: https://umgf.com/

I would assume SM means Stewmac.

I know stuff like that is hard to find though. I was looking for 1930's OM plans last year and found only one plan online which was offered for free. Of course it was only a small print out on standard paper but still had all the dimensions. I'll try and figure out who that was as he might have a Dred too.

EDIT:

Found it but there is no Dred. http://www.grellier.fr/en/downloads

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Old 04-10-2021, 06:22 AM
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Thanks for the replies all, much appreciated

Mr. Arnold, thank you for your offer, I sent you a PM with my email. A 1937 D-28 is exactly what I want to work from.

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I can email a PDF of the plan I drew from a 1937 D-28. This was drawn for my own use, so the detail is limited to critical dimensions and brace locations.
This will be my first Dread, before this I built 10 OM's from the Grellier plan. I did make a drawing form my StewMac plan and the Banjo Killer article but I''m not sure about the tone bar and finger brace locations, I want to be as close as possible to the real thing as I can.

Thanks again,

Scott
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:11 AM
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Sweet! Good luck on the build. the '37 is the creme de la creme of the D-28.
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Old 04-10-2021, 08:21 AM
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I have good experience with https://genone-luthier-supply.com
I bought several plans there.
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