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Hi Moztech,

One thing that you want to consider is how "complete" the kit is that you are building. For instance, the LMII kit is the most flexible. You can build a Martin style guitar, or any other that you want. The Martin kits pretty allow you to build only a Martin. And if memory serves, the Martin kits has more of the "stuff" done for you vs. the LMII kit. I don't know for sure, but I think that StewMac kit is more in line with the Martin kit, but that is pure guess work.

And one thing that I personally like about the Martin kits: They are the cheapest around, which is not bad if you don't really know what you are doing.

Guitar Ed

After inflation, my $.02 isn't worth very much.

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Thanks for the reply Guitar Ed.

I am probably thinking to far ahead, considering I only plan on building the Acoustic in November 2005. My big reason for the kit is that I don’t want to bend the side wood. I guess the Martin sounds like the best idea, since my wood working skills and tools are at the moment very basic.

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IMO the StewMac is the best. Two reasons being it gives you an option of a bolt-on or dovetail neck joint, and it comes with a step-by-step assembly video. You are also able to view the instructions for it online if you have Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0.

Another thing you may be interested in is a smaller acoustic instrument to start off, like the Campfire Mandolin Kit StewMac also offers.


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