|Project by Steve||posted 05-29-2014 01:54 PM||2731 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
I made this Acoustic Telecaster Guitar from a single 8-foot 2×4 for the Summers Woodworking 2×4 contest. I used telecaster templates to make the body and neck. The body consists of glued up blocks for sides and thin resawn pieces of 2×4 to cover the top and back.
I cut cotter pins for the frets and glued them into place with epoxy. I purchased the tuning pegs from C.B. Gitty Crafter Supply. All other parts, such as the bridge and nut, were made from the 2×4 scrap. Since the neck does not have a truss rod, I put nylon strings on it because they apply less tension. I painted the front like the iconic guitar played by Buck Owens on Hee Haw.
It actually works and plays pretty well for a 2×4. Total cost for the 2×4, cotter pins, tuners, and strings was $18.00.
-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com