Guitar mass production - nice YouTube video

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Wow, that pretty much defines "building to a spec". Just use the right templates.
 

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Wow, I didn't realize how labor intensive it is to produce even mass produced guitars!
 

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Wow, I didn't realize how labor intensive it is to produce even mass produced guitars!

Guild's philosophy at New Hartford was to let the machines do it when the machines could do it better and/or something needed to be precise or repeatable. But there was still a lot of "hand work".
 

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I found this to be a very well made video on guitar production. I love how-it's-made videos in general. Not Guild, but I'm sure many of the same steps and machinery are used. (Is there a similar film on Guild production?) I was not familiar with the Crafter brand until seeing this, but then again I am not actively looking around or spending any time at guitar shops.

Acoustic Guitar Mass Production

Marty
 

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This shows how to produce magnitudes of guitars efficiently.

Wonder what quality those in video are.

There is quite a bit more hands-on skill going on here than I would have expected at a modern, large volume factory. Very impressive!
 

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Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

A friend of mine had a Crafter acoustic about 10 years ago. My band was on tour and we stopped in his town for a couple of nights in between gigs. We were all partying together with some of his friends, when one of them, who had had far too much to drink, fell flat onto that Crafter guitar with his full weight. It was an awful sound. Unfortunately, he crushed most of the body and the guitar was beyond repair.

Regardless of it's undignified demise, I remember it being a very nice budget acoustic. I think he paid around $350 for it new. I'd say it was comparable in quality to an import Washburn or Alvarez of the same price range. Solid top I think and took a setup well for great playability.
 
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