#1
Hey people .. (hope this is the right tab)
I'm very interested in making my own guitar and was wondering if any of you have created one?

I would like to know..

- Acoustic or electric?
- Rough cost of materials/tools (Specifically for guitar creation)
- Time it would take (I have no rush)

I'm still in school so I can use the systems tech tools eg. solder irons, expensive power tools and the jazz

And if you have made or seen any awesome guitars (preferably acoustic) post some photos, I need inspiration

DANKE
#2
A lot of people here have made guitars, seeing as it IS the Guitar Building & Customizing sub-forum

To answer your questsions
- Electric
- About $1000AU (including wood, some tools, parts etc)
- Well over 50 hours

There are plenty of build threads in this sub-forum if you go through some pages. My build is linked in my sig, but it's not a great example. I saw a few acoustic builds a while back.
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#3
$1000??? Is that a joke? You could do a decent job for $300. Or if you know how to scavenge and make something out of nothing you could do it for about 10 bucks.
#4
I've built a Telecaster, here's a picture:


Rough cost...Well you have the tools already, the wood well, I got the wood for my body (Ash) free from my school, the neck I bought pretty much done (60 &euro, all the electronics and hardware were about 100 € in total, Dimarzio pickups 120 € total...Altogether my tele was about 300 €

Time uh, hard to say, maybe a month in total, this depends on how much time you spend on it every day.
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Ibanez S5470 w/ DiMarzio Crunch Lab & Liquifire
Ibanez RG1527
Ibanez SA160
Ibanez E-Acoustic
Selfmade Telecaster w/ DiMarzio Twang King & Chopper T



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#5
he's talking australian dollar mate. which saying that is $900 US.
but putting it into my terms, £500 to make the absolute beauty of a guitar he's making isn't bad, especially considering he's bought some tools.

if the guy in the first post hasn't built a gutiar or anything before, he's gonna need quite a few specialist tools, so its gonna cost in the same sort of region really.
#6
Quote by Steve Holt
A lot of people here have made guitars, seeing as it IS the Guitar Building & Customizing sub-forum

To answer your questsions
- Electric
- About $1000AU (including wood, some tools, parts etc)
- Well over 50 hours

There are plenty of build threads in this sub-forum if you go through some pages. My build is linked in my sig, but it's not a great example. I saw a few acoustic builds a while back.


Not a good example my ass.
#8
Quote by adstr123
$1000??? Is that a joke? You could do a decent job for $300. Or if you know how to scavenge and make something out of nothing you could do it for about 10 bucks.


Good timber alone can cost up to or more than $200. Pickups in excess of $200. Hardware over $200. Tools over $300. See where I'm coming from?

Have you tried making a playable guitar FROM SCRATCH? When you do you'll see how much it actually costs. Then you might understand why buying one costs so much as well
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Kid's a natural I tell yah!Orange Rockerverb 50 MKII
Marshall JCM 900 SL-X
Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
Fender Mexican Standard Telecaster
Hey I built a guitar
#9
I think he was saying that for a "My first instrument" type project, he doesn't have to buy a new, grade A, solid Wenge guitar blank, quadruple laminate his neck, get blackouts, floyd rose bridge, etc... Plus he already has all his tools. Sure you can easily spend that much on a guitar. Or, if you scrap around. You can do it VERY cheap.

Wasn't there a "$20 guitar competition"?
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#10
Yeah, what done deaf said. It's his first build (or at least that's what it seems like otherwise why would he be asking these question), nobody wants to spend a thousand bucks on their first build do they? You just want something cheap so you understand the process and how it's done.