Sure no wood working experience, very few tools why not try to build my own classical guitar from a kit? I am a voracious reader , so I ordered and read about five different build your own guitar books and I watched the DVD that came with my LMI kit. Even though all of the builders were basically building the same guitar, each had a unique and at times very different process. No problem that just means one has a lot of freedom in how to build. Maybe less so in what gets build.
To get started I bought some tools and got to work on a solera and a matching clam shaped mold.
I was a little stressed out about the 25’ radius in the lower bout, but my wife used her cad system to draw me a template to build a radius stick. I also bought a couple of disks to use later in the build. I bought a serviced kit so I had a neck, but the slots still needed to be completed (that was a surprise) and the headstock had to be cut. Maybe my new circular saw was not the best tool to use to slot the neck, but I had a blade with the correct sized kerf, and a few bits of wood to make the neck square to the table … I survived with only a bit of a nick in the inside edge.
The headstock really was hard for me. I made 4 templates until I had one I liked and I made a few practice runs on the router with plywood and MDF.
Unfortunately when making it on the real neck, the side of the neck chipped out a bit (I really need to understand the direction of the grain). I nearly panicked until I remembered that the headstock was wider than I wanted. So I went back to the drawing table drew a shape on the headstock and carved it with chisels finished with cabinet scrappers.
It turned out ok
With only a few more hours of panic “trimming and cutting the sides to shape” I managed to get the end block and the neck glued into place. We will see where it goes from here.