Homemade Guitar

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Introduction: Homemade Guitar

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. 

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    18 Discussions

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    BadAssAnna
    BadAssAnna

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    wooddiamond
    wooddiamond

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    BadAssAnna
    BadAssAnna

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    wooddiamond
    wooddiamond

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Your welcome. Like I said if you have any questions feel free to ask.

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    Bjarke
    Bjarke

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Did you treat the steel in any way?

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    wooddiamond
    wooddiamond

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    The pickguard piece? It's actually aluminum, I didn't treat it in any way.

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    Bjarke
    Bjarke

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    So you just cut it out and drilled holes? Cool!

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    wooddiamond
    wooddiamond

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yup thanks, but I used a CNC router, it did all the work :) I just designed it.

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    dkeach
    dkeach

    7 years 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?

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    wooddiamond
    wooddiamond

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    dkeach
    dkeach

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    wooddiamond
    wooddiamond

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    daxident
    daxident

    7 years ago

    How did you build/make the neck?

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    wooddiamond
    wooddiamond

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    The neck is three strips of wood that run through the body( I took the fret board off a old guitar).

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    wooddiamond
    wooddiamond

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, I designed it with a CAD program< and machined it with a CNC router

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    KyleF4
    KyleF4

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I see you took inspiration from the Epiphone SG for the body of the guitar and the Stratocaster for the pickgaurd. You should dremol in something like Sgatocaster into the head, which looks awesome by the way. Keep up the good work.