|Project by Workerofwood||posted 02-05-2013 08:51 AM||1100 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
My three & a half year old daughter likes to strum (bang) on my nice acoustic guitar, which I am not too fond of, but I don’t want to discourage her interest in music. That being said I have seen a few guitars on here, both acoustics and cigar box and thought “I can make that”, and “That would be a much better guitar for my daughter to learn on (beat up).
Low and behold I started building it one day when I had some time. A week later and voila. Up until now I have always done furniture, and other large pieces. I now have a lot more respect for the pro’s and the precision that goes into a “real” guitar. Learnt a lot and would do many things differently next time, such as lower the action, and shaping the head stock before gluing to the neck.
Maple neck, nut, and bridge stained light walnut
Oak fret board, and box outsides stained dark walnut
Poplar Box Top and Bottom stained light walnut
Note the rubber band just holds the box closed until I find the right latch.