Having the proper equipment is a must Professional4 weeks ago - Other Business & Industry - New York City - 26 views
No grease of course, which is refreshing after rebuilding transmissions for 25 years. Sanding meaning power sanding tools, all the way down to elbow grease.
Buy a kit or build the whole thing. The precision and attention to detail are similar vibes, every piece of work performed must be done with a calm and focused approach to detail. I don't mean a general contractor who builds houses either. Meaning that an acoustic guitar utilizes more tools and types of tools than an electric solid body guitar. Other variables to consider equipment wise may be the type of guitar you build. Some of the tools are: big clamps, table or radial arm saw, band saw, joiner, planer, router/s, drill press, wood jawed vice and sanding equipment. patients), holds true to the art of guitar making, no matter what avenue you take. pedelec Myself, being a guitar maker and having a repair shop has similarities to something else I have done at a high level, rebuilding car transmissions. Enjoy. Basically, for all practical purposes, (Is making a guitar practical?) you have electric solid body guitars and a variety of hollow body guitars. If you have what it takes to make your own guitar, both personality wise and tool wise, don't cheat yourself and go for it. Both ways require a certain amount of tools.
A common characteristic that exists between folks who play the guitar and someone who makes a guitar is "patience". And, being able to stop and correct, or take as much time as necessary to spend on even the finest details. For the most part, building a guitar is for advanced woodworkers. Obviously different types of guitars have different degrees of difficulty to make. The equipment needed depends partly on whether you buy a 'kit' or 'build it from the ground up'.
Why not make your own guitar? Well I can think of more reasons why not, than why you should. Including some special luthier tools for some of the assembly, and the final setup of the guitar after completion.
A guitar maker is called a 'luthier', and by any standard a luthier is considered to be one of the most crafty wood workers jobs of all. Building a guitar may be one of the most satisfying things you ever do. From acoustic, acoustic-electric and some electrics to classical guitars that have hollow body's. Obviously, having the proper equipment is a must.
No matter how you look at it, it is a lot of work, and for most home guitar makers, a labor of love. Patience will be your most important tool.
Something that Popeye The Sailor used to say that cracks me up is "Me has so many patients, me should have been a doctor" (patience, as opposed to Dr's.