I made a guitar
January 29, 2016 6:46 AM   Subscribe

I made a guitar
I built a solid body electric guitar from scratch and wrote a rather long, detailed account of the process. Only partly a how-to, I wrote about what was required, what I learned, mistakes I made, and what I'd do different next time.

It is my belief that, with a few tools, bit of care and some instructions, anyone else could do the same thing.
Role: maker, luthier, writer
posted by bondcliff (3 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by Greg Nog on January 29, 2016: bondcliff made a guitar

I read every word. Loved it.

Making nice things is hard, finishing nice things and making them look great is even harder.

I really appreciate when a maker with more skill than me posts process and learning, so thanks!
posted by bobdow at 9:38 AM on January 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


You and your wife have a really sweet shop, bondcliff. And so many clamps! I am so jealous. I must confess I did not understand the 15 degree angle thing until I watched the video. I think that is lack of knowledge about guitars, not you.
The final guitar looks amazing. Good work!
posted by janell at 7:38 PM on January 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


It is my belief that, with a few tools, bit of care and some instructions, anyone else could do the same thing.
Not without losing some skin and possibly a finger or two in the process.

You could have kept the "botched" fretboard, it would have made the guitar more unique, a possible conversation starter.
posted by 0cm at 2:20 PM on February 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


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