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Post by Hairyloon on 21st May 2011, 4:46 pm

A young friend of mine who is a keen sportsman has bust his knee, so he is diverting his energy instead into guitars: playing and sketching designs.
I have never done it, but I believe it is not difficult to make a guitar... at least not hard to make an electric one, I imagine the soundbox on an acoustic is not easy.

So... any top tips or guidelines?
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 21st May 2011, 5:30 pm

How much do you envisage being from scratch? Building a body is easy enough - you need to be very accurate with measurements etc and choose a wood that will sustain nicely but not be too heavy and a design that is well balanced and comfortable, but all that is pretty doable.
Building a neck from scratch is a bit more ambitious. It can be done but it is a LOT more involved to do it right. You can always buy a neck or the fretboard.
I would not advise trying to build pickups from scratch. that way madness lies.

But it is all doable. i have built a couple of workable guitars and my woodworking skills are more agricultural than joinery.

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Post by Compostwoman on 21st May 2011, 10:40 pm

Compostman has built several guitars from scratch, including the pickups, tremelos etc...he actually sold several to band member friends...who were impressed as far as he can recall!

I want to encourage him to get back into doing this, again. it would be cool to have a guitar made from wood, from our own wood...

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Post by Chilli-head on 21st May 2011, 10:54 pm

A school friend of mine made an electric guitar in woodwork class. It looked OK. Never hear him play it though. I made him a fuzz box to go with it. I think like many things, to make an electric guitar that is playable is probably not that hard, the hard bit is making a good one !
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Post by Hairyloon on 21st May 2011, 11:58 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:How much do you envisage being from scratch?
To be honest, I have no idea how practical the lad is or isn't.
I was thinking to probably buy the neck, and it never even occurred to me to try and make the pick-ups.
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Post by Chilli-head on 17th August 2011, 2:08 pm

Thought it might be worth a mention that one of the projects in the latest issue of Fine woodworking magazine is an accoustic guitar ! At a glance it does look fairly intricate. Although I might just have the woodworking skills to make it, I would certainly lack the musical skill to know if I'd made a decent job of it.
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