OK..... I dont think I can pinpoint what the most exciting or rewarding part of building guitars is....probly a combo of all of it. Theres the planning stage, that spark when Ya get an idea or see something that inspires a build..... theres the collecting the parts...the wood, the neck,the electrics, the little details.…Continue
Just thought I would share my latest hard lessons learned, for the other builders out there who tend to race ahead :)
- I have finished my SGU (now sold). I will not make the nut/bridge in this manner again, lesson learned
- I was just tuning up one of my 4 stringers and heard a sound I wont forget again as the bridge - tail/stop piece let go, lessoned learned (make em' strong enough)
In a way I am looking forward to the next failure now, it does tend to drive…Continue
Added by Thomas (Doc) on July 21, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Acoupla free downloadables are posted at the link, below...I'm slow to get things "done" life keeps me jumpin'...all are tunes you have heard here, anyway....but have a peek, you might want to sign onto bandcamp...free! (so far)
my page at Bandcamp...I'm just getting acquainted with the adds, edits --if you click the pics, you will…Continue
Added by Laurie Lee Campbell on July 20, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments
Started my second CBG. This one will be a 6 string using cannibalized parts from a cheep-o electric guitar I had in the back of the closet. Decided to start this one while the sealer on my first build was drying. I may just have to break down and buy a few tools. This is really fun.
Well, after a few cold ones as it is hot as hell here in South Louisiana I got back to it on my first CBG. Noticed a couple mistakes I have made already getting in a rush to get 'er done but nothing that cant be fixed. I got the slots cut in the box. Ruined the first box by not double checking my markings before I cut. Glad I got a bunch of boxes. Neck fits in pretty good!
Added by Steve on July 15, 2011 at 9:31pm — No Comments
OK, finally am getting started on my first CBG.
This one will probably be a pretty crude first attempt as it will be made with the few hand tools I have around here. Basically a coping saw, drill, and an old wood file. Got like 30 decent cigar boxes yesterday.