#1
Howdy all!

I really would like to have the know-how to make my own guitars... To make them from a couple hunks of wood and some parts. But the problem is, I don't really know where to go to learn. I've tried learning from books and what not, but it doesn't really stick with me as well as watching and having interaction. I was wondering if anyone knew of some database of luthiering schools or some people that were willing to take an unpaid apprentice or soemthing. I'd appreciate any advice!
Axes;
Ibanez S Prestige (Bubinga Top)
ESP LTD MH-103
Ibanez GiO with DiMarzio D-Activator X's!
'96(ish) Fender Stratocaster

Amps;
Mesa Boogie Road King II
Fender '65 Reissue


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#3
Some people such as myself like to learn from actually going out and doing it.
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#4
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Some people such as myself like to learn from actually going out and doing it.


I like to learn similarly, but it seems stupid to buy a hundred dollar block of mahogony only to butcher it and have to start over. I'd like to have the hands-on aspect, but I'd like for someone to catch me as I fall. Not to say hold my hand, just show me the ropes.
Axes;
Ibanez S Prestige (Bubinga Top)
ESP LTD MH-103
Ibanez GiO with DiMarzio D-Activator X's!
'96(ish) Fender Stratocaster

Amps;
Mesa Boogie Road King II
Fender '65 Reissue


Joe Satriani's Group

Stop the Pick Gnomes!
#5
it won't cost $100 if you know where to get it from.


and THAT, my friend, is what you need to become a luthier: knowledge.
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#6
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1189486

Will get you started at least.

EDIT: Do you have woodshop at school? Most teachers will let you build one in there as one of your optional projects. My old woodshop teacher let the 12 class build an exact replica of an original Futura. He had the blueprints and everything. They were sweet.
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Last edited by bv310 at Sep 13, 2009,
#8
I literally learned everything I know about guitar building from this web-site and links I found here. Look at my profile; I built those guitars using knowledge I gained right here on UG.


'nuff said.


Start small if you're worried; put together a kit first, then build a body and slap a neck in it, then perhaps you'll feel comfortable enough to build the whole shebang yourself.
#10
ohh and a nothere thing, buy local wood, dont bother with exotics untill you can make realy good guitars, or you/someone else realy wants it.
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