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Old 12-09-2012, 06:10 AM   #61
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Very impressive mate, turned out very well! I just hope my Tele build is half as good!
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:05 AM   #62
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Looks great, looks even better for a first build. I love the shape.

When can we start ordering them?
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:51 PM   #63
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Awesome! How did you make such a lovely guitar for $410? o.O Where'd you get the bits 'n bobs for it?

let's see...

Wood 100
Hardware 85
Parts 45
Electronics 90
Finish 90
------$410

I mostly saved money by buying pickups that had been damaged in shipping(they were new, but one of the mounting brackets had broken. I epoxied it back on with plastic repair epoxy) and wood from a local store. That maple top isn't AA-AAAA maple, it's actually $5 bargain-bin figured maple. The cool thing is that I still have enough wood for at least 1 more build.

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Looks great, looks even better for a first build. I love the shape.

When can we start ordering them?

Thanks! I'm sure it will be years down the road before I feel like I'm ready to start selling guitars.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:26 PM   #64
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you really did a great job, i'm blown away that this was your first effort.

you clearly have a talent that you should continue to develop.

my hat's off to you for the amazing first build.

keep at it and please post a link in your sig to your next build or anything you decide to work on.

literally blown away.

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Old 12-09-2012, 03:57 PM   #65
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let's see...

Wood 100
Hardware 85
Parts 45
Electronics 90
Finish 90
------$410


If you ever decide to go commercial, don't forget to figure in some kind of hourly rate- compare to skilled labor in your area- for your time in calculating your costs.

That will help you accurately gauge how much to charge.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #66
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you really did a great job, i'm blown away that this was your first effort.

you clearly have a talent that you should continue to develop.

my hat's off to you for the amazing first build.

keep at it and please post a link in your sig to your next build or anything you decide to work on.

literally blown away.


Wow, thanks greg! I think i have found the right trade for me. Took many years and many different attempts at other things. I'll definitely make a thread when I start on my next build, and use a better camera than I used in my last build thread.
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If you ever decide to go commercial, don't forget to figure in some kind of hourly rate- compare to skilled labor in your area- for your time in calculating your costs.

That will help you accurately gauge how much to charge.

Definitely. I didn't log the hours on this one, but I would guess it was probably around 500. I can see why luthiers say that there is no money in this. If I spend 3 months building a guitar like this and sell it for 3k, I'd make less than 1k month, and that's working over 40 hours a week. Lutherie would only be realistic as a second, low-paying job. I'll definitely be trying to build a CNC router in the next year though, so that should be pretty helpful.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #67
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Much as I dislike teles, that could easily convert me. Congratulations

That neck looks so damn sweet...
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:44 PM   #68
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Extremely sexy tele there, son.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:12 PM   #69
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Definitely. I didn't log the hours on this one, but I would guess it was probably around 500. I can see why luthiers say that there is no money in this. If I spend 3 months building a guitar like this and sell it for 3k, I'd make less than 1k month, and that's working over 40 hours a week. Lutherie would only be realistic as a second, low-paying job. I'll definitely be trying to build a CNC router in the next year though, so that should be pretty helpful.


CNC, practice/task familiarity and multitasking all help speed the process

I also think that what you're saying about prices and second jobs are key to the price differences between what American and UK luthiers charge: I know several American luthiers who sell guitars right at $1000, whereas the least expensive luthier I've seen in the UK was £1000. I know that all of those American luthiers have other jobs; I don't know about the Brits.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:00 AM   #70
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The finish on that is nothing short of fuken amazing. Ive seen factory finishes hanging on guitar shop walls that dont match that

really well done. you should be proud
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:06 AM   #71
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Why do people keep digging up old threads...
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:19 PM   #72
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Im sure OP won't mind somebody popping by to praise his work
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:01 PM   #73
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:54 AM   #74
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The finish on that is nothing short of fuken amazing. Ive seen factory finishes hanging on guitar shop walls that dont match that

really well done. you should be proud

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You're damn right I don't mind

Here are some more pics I took a while ago, but never posted(if anyone is interested)




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Old 04-30-2013, 12:59 AM   #75
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Still gorgeous- the guitar AND the stand!
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:36 PM   #76
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:22 PM   #77
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Very nice guitar, I am thoroughly impressed.

Congratulations.
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