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I like to play guitar. So I decided to build one. I didn't know what I was asking for…

I like to play guitar. So I decided to build one. I didn't know what I was asking for...

Plays great!

I like to play guitar. So I decided to build one. I didn't know what I was asking for...

2" Slab of Alder, just waiting to make music.

I ordered this off ebay with shipping it cost around $40US

I like to play guitar. So I decided to build one. I didn't know what I was asking for...

After having the body planed down to 1 5/8" by a very nice lady at my local Woodcraft (for a nominal $10), I transferred the plan with artists graphite transfer paper.

I like to play guitar. So I decided to build one. I didn't know what I was asking for...

So jigsaw it is. I kept pretty close to the outside line but erred away from the body

I like to play guitar. So I decided to build one. I didn't know what I was asking for...

I like to play guitar. So I decided to build one. I didn't know what I was asking for...

Used a file to clean up some of the angled cuts. This is avoidable if you have a bandsaw

I like to play guitar. So I decided to build one. I didn't know what I was asking for...

I don't have a full sized router (I will be borrowing one later) So I used my laminate trimmer to do an edge radius of …err 5/8ths I think. I believe standard fender roundover is 3/4 but that bit wouldn't fit in the laminate trimmer. Oh well, I'm still happy with it.

I like to play guitar. So I decided to build one. I didn't know what I was asking for...

I used the above file to angle the arm contour and the belly contour on the back. I also routed the neck pocket.

I like to play guitar. So I decided to build one. I didn't know what I was asking for...

Taking away some extra material before routing

I like to play guitar. So I decided to build one. I didn't know what I was asking for...

Read more: http://imgur.com/gallery/aiRoF


Comments

Bluemarlinjoe says:

And my axe!

lowercase says:

you’re my guitar hero

MichaelGenovese says:

So… many…. pictures!

jamnotjelly says:

you made your own gortar! with frets and everything

vegio says:

I’d like to offer you homemade pizza, ’cause a single upvote wouldn’t even come close to what you deserve

Ten10 says:

Nice work! I would like to build also own guitar. I could do it at school but damn I don’t have that much time right now. But maybe someday.

BiffTHEBearKiller says:

Wow. Big deal, showoff. I did that too. http://i.imgur.com/KdYfVKJ.jpg

nixter1 says:

Wow, that’s incredible.

allllrighteythen says:

Is there a special island you people are born on?

usernametooshort says:

every big company starts small

skch says:

and that other dude ATE a fucking sock!!!

elbacto says:

Nice^^ I built an Ikea-table last night myself. I’m a bit proud of myself

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