|Project by Shawn1015||posted 12-13-2012 08:05 AM||1376 views||3 times favorited||19 comments|
After playing guitar for 25 plus years I decided I wanted to finally build one of mine own. I have always been fascinated how things are constructed and built so I guess trying to figure out how guitars are made shouldn’t be any different.
After watching some online videos and reading on various luthier forums, I decided to get started on the process. I had most of the basic tools like a router, sander, etc. but I needed to find some wood. I think one of my main reasons for building my own guitar is the unreal prices of guitars today. When you look at a guitar it is basically a piece of wood and some metal parts and paint. Why in the world would someone throw down thousands of dollars for a brand name guitar in which some other guitars are just as nice and playable for lot less? I appreciate a well-built guitar just as much as the next musician, but at what point does the price start to exceed the cost and the craftsmanship? Some guitars are made of exotic woods and this-and-that, but I decided I wanted to build my own and get my own lumber to start the process.
I feel silly even writing this thinking anyone would be interested, but I know before and during the constriction of my guitar I enjoyed and read any guitar build blogs I could find. So maybe this will help someone out.
I am currently working on my first acoustic guitar build.