#1
So im thinking about building a guitar but i have a few questions.
How much does an average build cost?
How much time will it take up to finish it?
Any full guides on making one?
Is it hard building one?

Thanks
#2
wow, i was thinking of asking teh same questions.....

hahah, sorry for not helping
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#3
It's not hard if you know something abaut electronics and wood shaping

well the moas expencive is the elctronics and it depends pretty much on quality
i duno how hard it's whit the neck and the frets

but if you like custom things it's totaly worth the time and money
#4
can you buy a neck with all the frets on it already on the net?
i think making one myself would be really hard with the spaces between the frets
#6
http://www.rockinger.com/

you can get all things there...


this is a howto build a neck :p http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/anck.htm


allott of info about guitars http://www.projectguitar.com/


dont think this will work that well but if you want it cheap XD http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Guitar-Pickup/


there should be a howto here to... http://www.instructables.com

there are alot of howto's on youtube to.. you should be abel to build a playable guitar...
if you buy youre own neck it will be easyer of course but it wont be you who built the whole guitar then :P


personally i just ordered a rosewood fretboard with markings done and fretwire... so im not realy going all the way :P
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#8
To be honest i just built a practice neck outta some cheap poplar to see if i could do it or not and it wasn't that hard. The hardest part is probably fretting it and the most enjoyable part is actually shaping the neck. Just make sure if you do make a neck invest in the right tools as it is really hard to make one without them.
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#9
Your first build will cost a bit more than any subsequent builds, because you'll probably keep realising that you need tools, then buying them.

I have to say.. my first build has been awesome fun, and I can't wait to finish it, then start on number 2. It's actually shocked me how easy it is - sure, I'm not saying that I'm even half proficient, and that my build is good, but I didn't think that I'd actually be able to do any of it.

My second build is going to cost £200-250 for a neck-through RG style. Some parts are coming out of my parts boxes though, so I'm saving a bit there.

Also, I would never have done any of it without GB&C. I've learnt so much from the builders on here.

So.. yes.. DO IT. It's great fun, and you can only get better at it.


Edit: And yeah, like Kol said, there's something really rewarding about shaping the neck. I can't describe it, but it feels good to do. Neck shaping isn't a quick a quick process, and it's hard work, so you whilst you CAN mess up, you can't mess up that much because it takes so long.. so you can rectify any mistakes.