Instrument Project If You Ve Ever Thought Of Building An Electric Guitar But Didn T Like The Idea Of Needing A Number Of Specialized Tools We Ve Got A Surprise For You This Method Allows You To Make An Incredible Instrument Without Any Specialized Luthier Tools
Instrument project if you ve ever thought of building an electric guitar but didn t like the idea of needing a number of specialized tools we ve got a surprise for you this method allows you to make an incredible instrument without any specialized luthier tools is post about Magazine bookmarked by harold with ID 178409391 was uploaded on 04-02-2019 and has been viewed 2,704 times.
Build an Electric Guitar - Without the Fancy Tools Photos by Paul Hilacre Wood SelectionThe most common body woods for electric guitars are mahogany, alder, walnut and swamp ash.Swamp ash is my favourite body wood due to its lightweight and great mid-range tone.
You will need two pieces of 8/4 stock for the body, at least 21"x 7 ½" finished dimensions.The neck is most commonly made from hard maple or mahogany.Walnut is also used, giving a more complex acoustic-like tone.
Neck wood needs to be straight grained and free of knots.Quarter sawn is best but flat sawn is also used.You can also use flat sawn stock and laminate it to get a quarter sawn neck blank; this is the method I use.
A laminated neck is stiffer and more stable than a one-piece neck.You may use different combinations of wood to make different patterns of laminations if you wish.Rough neck stock should be about 36"x 5" x 4/4 and the finished thickness of the neck blank is 21mm.
The fingerboard should be quarter sawn with straight grain, free of knots and heavy figure (an exception to this is bird's eye maple).I recommend using rosewood, ebony or...