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Homemade Guitar

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This is the first guitar that I've made, I plan on making more. I did this one in my in my high school woods class. I'm sorry I don't have any step-by-step instructions, but if you have any questions just comment and I'll answer them as soon as I can. The guitar is completly handmade, except for the pickguard, which I machined with a CNC router. 
BadAssAnna6 months ago
Hey um do you know if it is possible to find instructions on how to build a guitar on the internet?
If you do know would you tell me?
wooddiamond (author)  BadAssAnna6 months ago
I found a book at my library that had instructions, but I have since moved and my new library doesn't have anything :( you can buy books on amazon and there are other instructables that have good advice like, Machine Your Own Guitar by mattthegamer463, Build Your Own Electric Guitar! by gbuilder, and How to build an Electric Guitar. by friger. sorry I don't know a specific place where you could get instructions online, i can help if you have any questions, good luck
Ok! Thank you! I have always wanted a guitar, but they cost to much but now I can make and design my own guitar. THANK YOU!
wooddiamond (author)  BadAssAnna6 months ago
Your welcome. Like I said if you have any questions feel free to ask.
Bjarke8 months ago
Did you treat the steel in any way?
wooddiamond (author)  Bjarke8 months ago
The pickguard piece? It's actually aluminum, I didn't treat it in any way.
So you just cut it out and drilled holes? Cool!
wooddiamond (author)  Bjarke8 months ago
Yup thanks, but I used a CNC router, it did all the work :) I just designed it.
dkeach11 months ago
did u use a steel rod in the neck under the fret board for reinforcement or is it just solid wood, also did u also repurpose the pickups?
wooddiamond (author)  dkeach11 months ago
I did not repurpose the pickups. I didn't put a truss rod :( which I now regret doing, I highly recommend putting in a truss rod if at all possible.
dkeach wooddiamond11 months ago
Why is that? Im considering doing an adaptation of the custom vox that lennon and harrison shared. What have u experienced without the truss rod that having one would fix?
wooddiamond (author)  dkeach11 months ago
Without a truss rod the neck will bend, from the tension of the strings, increasing the action and eventually will make it almost impossible to play the guitar
daxident1 year ago
How did you build/make the neck?
wooddiamond (author)  daxident1 year ago
The neck is three strips of wood that run through the body( I took the fret board off a old guitar).
That is amazing! Did you cut out the metal plate too?
wooddiamond (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Yes, I designed it with a CAD program< and machined it with a CNC router