To start off, I don't want to take full credit for this idea as it is not my idea. I saw some people online create similar ones but never found a step by step. I got all the parts needed and decided to make one. Here is my version, I am not a guitar builder so if there are things that could have been better let me know.

Step 1: Gather Parts and Print Fret Measurements

I was able to order all my parts online, here is a list of the parts.

Skate Board - Doesn't have to be new but if it is used, make sure it is solid.

Guitar Bridge

Guitar Nut

6 Tuners

Pick up with pots and input jack


Below will vary with above parts.

2 - 1/8 inch x 1 inch Stainless Steel washer (Home depot)

2 - #6-32 x 1 inch Stainless Steel Machine Screw (Home Depot) Cut to length

5 - Wood screws for Bridge and nut (had these on hand)

Painters Tape

Dry Erase Marker or wax pencil (something you can remove the marks with)



Drill and or a Drill Press ( I should have used mine but I was lazy)

Drill bits

Hole Saw bit (or Forstner bit)



Screw Driver

Punch (or nail)

Ruler or tape measure

<p>This is too awesome! Thats it, just too awesome.</p>
<p>I've been thinking about doing something very like this. Great job! What were your sources for the guitar parts? I've looked at kits, but they're as much as a guitar itself.</p>
<p>I got them all on Amazon with Prime shipping:</p><p>Bridge: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Saddle-Hardtail-Bridge-Chrome-Guitar/dp/B0098S1R9I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489976214&sr=8-1&keywords=1pc+6+Saddle+Hardtail+Bridge+Top+Load+65mm+Chrome+Guitar+Parts" rel="nofollow">https://www.amazon.com/Saddle-Hardtail-Bridge-Chro...</a></p><p>Pickup/pots/audio connector prewired: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Pre-Wired-6-String-Single-Pickup-Harness/dp/B0079JSATS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489976242&sr=8-1&keywords=Pre-Wired+6-String+Single+Coil+Pickup+Harness+with+Volume+%26+Tone+Pots" rel="nofollow">https://www.amazon.com/Pre-Wired-6-String-Single-P...</a></p><p>Locking Nut: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Kmise-Z4277-Acoustic-Guitar-Nut/dp/B00ODQFSD6/ref=sr_1_43?ie=UTF8&qid=1489976431&sr=8-43&keywords=guitar+locking+nut" rel="nofollow">https://www.amazon.com/Kmise-Z4277-Acoustic-Guitar...</a></p><p>Tuners: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJTGILG/ref=pe_359640_186627270_em_1p_8_ti" rel="nofollow">https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJTGILG/ref=p...</a></p><p>Hope this helps.</p>
Thanks for the info!
<p>You can make any kind/length of fretboard in Inkscape by using the extension here:</p><p><a href="https://inkscape.org/en/~Neon22/%E2%98%85luthier-fret-ruler" rel="nofollow">https://inkscape.org/en/~Neon22/%E2%98%85luthier-f...</a></p><p>Including fanned frets (two different length scales)</p>
<p>This is cool! Do you have a video of you playing it?</p>
<p>Looks like it turned out great. You may not have been a 'guitar builder' when you started, but now you are definitely a Luthier !!</p><p>Nice work</p>
<p>Thank you much!</p>
<p>Awesome project! Let's hear that thing!</p>
<p>Will post a video soon. Thank you :)</p>
<p>Great finished project and cool execution. One thing I'd be curious about is the height of your strings relative to the board deck. Typically lap steel/slide guitars have raised nuts and bridges to ensure that the strings don't actually come into contact with the fretboard (seeing that there aren't any physical frets) - this helps provide some of the signature &quot;thin&quot; sound of lap steels, too. I'd be concerned that when playing in the middle of the &quot;neck&quot; you would have so much string relief that you'd be hitting the board with your strings all of the time. I do like the idea of using a locking nut, as you did. It's also important to set up the bridge such that it has a flat radius (meaning the strings have no curvature relative to one another as they typically do on a standard electric).</p><p>If you can, add a video on here of the finished product. I'd love to hear how it sounds. Well done.</p>
<p>Thanks for the feed back on this. The strings are pretty high up and I don't think they will hit the neck. I will make a video this week and upload it. Thanks again.</p>

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