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this is my first instructable. this is an unconventional way of building an electric or bass guitar. i have built a total of 14 including this one. o...
-guitar hardware machine head, pick ups, female jack, potentiometer, string -wood any hard type of wood, since the goal is to minimize the cost, salv...
using any big-sized paper, draw your pattern. things to consider when creating a pattern: check if you have proper tools for creating the desired patt...
when choosing a wood for the neck, it should be hard types of wood, since most guitars use maple neck and rosewood fingerboards and has a truss rod. t...
this is the most gruesome part of the build, if you dont have proper tools.. if you have power tools, then you have reduced your workload.
cut a piece of plywood for the fretboard.. the fretboard should at least be wider than the neck. since my neck scale is 34" the last fret, the 24th fr...
if you have a drill then work is much easier. if you dont have then follow my way of putting holes on the headstock. first pound the nail to create ...
if you have a long plank of wood then it would be easier to build the body of the guitar. in my case i didn't have that option, so i recycled any woo...
route for the pickups for the electronics part and for the strings access.
this one depends on you.. not really an EVH fan, but i like the paint jobs on his guitar. started out with white paint. then using a masking tape, co...
depending on you, on what pick up configuration you use. for my design i use a single humbucker with one volume.
as for the bridge i used any metallic hardware, it could be any from bolts to concrete nails. for the cover i used a plywood.
plug it into an amp and test it. and there you have it a cheap way to build an electric guitar or bass. conclusion i spend only about 85$. some ...
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