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Jad Diab
post May 10 2008, 12:54 PM
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I was thinking of building my own guitar, i know that it takes a lot of work, so i was wondering if i should buy parts of the guitar and assemble them (like marcus did) or completely build a guitar. Some friends told me that we can find master classes (or a somebody who can teach how building guitars), it cost 'bout 1000€ but you once you've done it, you win your own built guitar ! but i didn't find this masterclass, it's maybe just a legend lol
i also found a site, that have some interesting informations 'bout buildings guitars.

I'm not sure of doing this project, but i would really like doing it ! so if anyone have any advices, or feedbacks .. it would be cool smile.gif
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post May 10 2008, 01:05 PM
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i am planning to build a guitar,too. for now i am only gettig all the required tools and making a plan of the guitar 1 would like. if you donc have many tools at home, you will pay alot event before starting, because you need lots of tools

and i bough an excellent book about building a guitar. it will be really helpful laugh.gif


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post May 10 2008, 01:11 PM
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QUOTE (bladzerok @ May 10 2008, 02:05 PM) *
i am planning to build a guitar,too. for now i am only gettig all the required tools and making a plan of the guitar 1 would like. if you donc have many tools at home, you will pay alot event before starting, because you need lots of tools

and i bough an excellent book about building a guitar. it will be really helpful laugh.gif


Yeah you should buy tools ( i think i got some) and also wood ... and mics .... and floyd rose .. and .. and ... lol
i'm not sure of doing it, but i would really love to


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post May 10 2008, 01:20 PM
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QUOTE (Zizi Top @ May 10 2008, 08:11 AM) *
Yeah you should buy tools ( i think i got some) and also wood ... and mics .... and floyd rose .. and .. and ... lol
i'm not sure of doing it, but i would really love to


floyd rose in your first guitar... ouch laugh.gif !
seriously, i will make a first guitar really simply and cheap, just to make sure i will be able to make a good guitar before buying expensive material wink.gif


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post May 10 2008, 01:23 PM
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QUOTE (bladzerok @ May 10 2008, 02:20 PM) *
floyd rose in your first guitar... ouch laugh.gif !
seriously, i will make a first guitar really simply and cheap, just to make sure i will be able to make a good guitar before buying expensive material wink.gif

Yeah lol, i thought maybe with a luthier he can help me do that lol ... but actually i'm not sure that i can build a guitare, i was just looking for some advices, to see if it's worth it ..


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post May 10 2008, 06:36 PM
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Hey man... If you really want, Just do it!!! wink.gif


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post May 10 2008, 06:49 PM
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I'm building a guitar frm scratch right now, it is coming along nicely! the only things im not biling myself are stuff like the truss rod, pickups, etc.


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post May 10 2008, 06:50 PM
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oh cool i would like to know in detail how did you proceed, what did you buy first ... how does it cost, ( did you buy the wood, how did you cut it) are you being helped by a luthier ??
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post May 10 2008, 07:18 PM
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Yea i wouldnt go straight into the heavy detailed stuff like a floyd. Get solid and easy to install parts, then customize later.


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post May 10 2008, 07:22 PM
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here you are http://www.baileyguitars.co.uk/


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post May 10 2008, 07:28 PM
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That's an interesting topic. I could never build a guitar myself, only play it and tweak it, but if I had some spare time why not. smile.gif

My suggestion is to first make a guitar out of spare parts. It's a lot of work there too, don't worry. After you complete it, you should know if you wanna venture deeper in guitar building waters. wink.gif


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post May 10 2008, 07:50 PM
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I would like to try to put together a Warmoth some day. People who tried them say it's really quality stuff, of course that's not like building your own, but you get to put it together and you will probably get a real player...


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post May 10 2008, 08:26 PM
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when you wanna put a guitar together, where can you find the parts, do you think i can go seek in guitar stores for used neck for example?


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post Jun 20 2008, 11:15 PM
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Check out Warmoth. wink.gif

<edit : OOps. Sorry for topic necromancy. Didn't realise it was a month old. tongue.gif

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post Jun 21 2008, 12:14 AM
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Actually there are a lot of spare, used and also new parts on the web. In stores or on eBay smile.gif


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