I've got a guitar, so that's a start


jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
04/24/2020 11:24 am

Hi everyone. Just getting started here. Two things have been on my bucket list for a long time: 1. Build a guitar. 2. Learn to play it. Item 1 is complete.


# 1
matonanjin2
Registered User
Joined: 08/11/17
Posts: 357
matonanjin2
Registered User
Joined: 08/11/17
Posts: 357
04/24/2020 4:03 pm
Originally Posted by: jrpierce06420

Hi everyone. Just getting started here. Two things have been on my bucket list for a long time: 1. Build a guitar. 2. Learn to play it. Item 1 is complete.

So let's see some photos of the completed guitar!!!


[u]Guitars:[/u] 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender Strat American Standard, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica, Martin M-36, Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic[br][u]Amps:[/u] Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Line 6 POD 500X, Quilter Microblock 45

# 2
jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
04/24/2020 4:39 pm


# 3
dlwalke
Full Access
Joined: 02/02/19
Posts: 240
dlwalke
Full Access
Joined: 02/02/19
Posts: 240
04/24/2020 7:37 pm

Gorgeous!!


# 4
snojones
Full Access
Joined: 04/17/13
Posts: 694
snojones
Full Access
Joined: 04/17/13
Posts: 694
04/24/2020 8:35 pm

sweet!! You should be double pumped to practice on that!


Captcha is a total pain in the........

# 5
DavesGuitarJourney
Registered User
Joined: 02/23/20
Posts: 323
DavesGuitarJourney
Registered User
Joined: 02/23/20
Posts: 323
04/24/2020 11:06 pm

That is a beautiful guitar. Do you have any pictures of it at different points in the build process?


It takes as long as it takes unless you quit - then it takes forever and you will never get there.

# 6
davem_or
Full Access
Joined: 10/31/17
Posts: 180
davem_or
Full Access
Joined: 10/31/17
Posts: 180
04/25/2020 2:12 am

I want one!


# 7
jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
04/25/2020 1:46 pm

Thanks, everyone. Yes, DavesGuitarJourney, I have lots.

This is where the fun started. It doesn't look like much, but there is nice mahogany under the peeling paint.


# 8
jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
04/25/2020 1:48 pm

Shaping the back:


# 9
jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
04/25/2020 1:52 pm

Roughed out the neck:


# 10
jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
04/25/2020 1:55 pm

Time for some finishing.

Dyed dark brown first:


# 11
jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
jrpierce06420
Registered User
Joined: 04/22/20
Posts: 27
04/25/2020 1:58 pm

Then some final assembly:

Then on to wiring, but I didn't take any pics of that


# 12
fuzzb0x
Full Access
Joined: 04/02/13
Posts: 579
fuzzb0x
Full Access
Joined: 04/02/13
Posts: 579
04/25/2020 2:45 pm

That's beautiful, well done! What a great skill to have being able to craft your own instrument.

Good luck on your journey to learning to play it.


# 13
snojones
Full Access
Joined: 04/17/13
Posts: 694
snojones
Full Access
Joined: 04/17/13
Posts: 694
04/25/2020 3:34 pm

AND IT IS MADE OF RECYCLED LUMBER AND IT'S CONSTRUCTION IS WELL DOCUMENTED! Now I really am impressed. If this is how you got this whole guitar thing started, you really do have a leg up on being motivated to practice, practice, practice. That instrument is so beautiful it really needs to sing! WAY TO GO.


Captcha is a total pain in the........

# 14
matonanjin2
Registered User
Joined: 08/11/17
Posts: 357
matonanjin2
Registered User
Joined: 08/11/17
Posts: 357
04/25/2020 5:22 pm

OMG!!!!!!! I'm glad I asked to see the photos. That is spectacularly beautiful. That has to be even more encouraging to play.


[u]Guitars:[/u] 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender Strat American Standard, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica, Martin M-36, Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic[br][u]Amps:[/u] Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Line 6 POD 500X, Quilter Microblock 45

# 15
Captain_Crunch
Registered User
Joined: 04/12/20
Posts: 30
Captain_Crunch
Registered User
Joined: 04/12/20
Posts: 30
04/25/2020 7:39 pm

That is awesome! You've got some hot luthier skills.


# 16
DavesGuitarJourney
Registered User
Joined: 02/23/20
Posts: 323
DavesGuitarJourney
Registered User
Joined: 02/23/20
Posts: 323
04/25/2020 8:23 pm

Thanks for sharing those pictures. How long did this take? You clearly have a lot of skill and a well equipped workshop, which leads me to ask what your background is. Is that a result of a lifetime hobby and gradually building up the shop, or is it your profession?


It takes as long as it takes unless you quit - then it takes forever and you will never get there.

# 17
darren.lumb
Registered User
Joined: 04/15/20
Posts: 4
darren.lumb
Registered User
Joined: 04/15/20
Posts: 4
04/25/2020 8:59 pm

That's not just a "guitar". That is a real price of art! When you said I've made one I thought it might be a kit and I might give it a go! Then those pictures of the work and I'm totally over awed!! Amazing.


# 18