HOW TO – Build a guitar

HOW TO – Build a guitar

Reesley writes –

This page describes how I built an electric guitar, it has a bunch of pictures and a fairly detailed explanation of the steps. If you have the usual power tools and some experience in woodworking, this page should get you up and running. This is the third guitar I’ve built, this is one is done in the style of a Fender Stratocaster – but with several enhancements I wanted. First, it is constructed as a neck thru body style guitar. That is, the neck is not bolted on or glued on, it is a solid piece of wood that goes all the way through the body. This guitar has a maple neck, and the wings are swamp ash. The fretboard is ebony which gives a very bright sound, and coupled with the maple neck and single coil pickups, this is a fairly bright guitar. The heavy swamp ash wings do help to darken the sound up a bit. I don’t use tremelo bars so I put a fixed bridge on, this should also add to the sustain.

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