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DIY Guitar? The Pros and Cons of Building Your Own Guitar
May 21, 2023 – 04:45 pm
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Buying a production model guitar will often be less expensive than building your own.
  • Time - Building a guitar is not an afternoon’s project. Finding and acquiring parts will take time. Drilling, routing, cutting, gluing and sanding all take time as well. Paint and wood stain take time to apply and dry, and you’ll need multiple coats. Building a guitar requires plenty of patience.
  • There is a lot of work and planning required to build a guitar. A successful project will also include significant research.

    Get educated

    If you don’t have basic woodworking and electronics skills, start there. To size up your skills and determine what you’ll need to complete your project, there are are a number of great books on the subject.

    Other resources

    The Official Luthier’s Forum is a great way to connect with both professional and amateur luthiers across the globe. You’ll find specialty forums that focus on everything from kit building to specialties such as resonator guitars.

    Assemble your components

    The most common DIY guitar projects are based on Stratocaster- and Telecaster-style guitars. The bodies, necks and other components are available from Musician’s Friend, and their bolt-on neck designs are beginner-friendly. Consider trying one of these for your first project.

    Whether you want to create your own unique body design using exotic woods or start with a ready-made body and neck blank, you’ll find a huge selection of components at Musician’s Friend. When it’s time to zero in on the pickups, bridge, tuners and other components, you’ll find what you need right here.

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