#1
Y helo thar

I wanted to ask a few (n00bular, as you'd expect from me) questions about wood.

First of all, I live in Switzerland. There are no stores here like in america or england or whatever. The only wood I can get is spruce or beech (in very limited sizes - barely enough for a fretboard). Would it be possible to build an electric guitar out of this, cos I'm not sure if it's hard enough for a neck....

Second question is:
We all know guitars are rarely made of a single piece of wood. Often it's several planks stuck very tightly together. How does one join wood this way? Is it just glued and clamped or is it a very complicated process?

Thanks in advance
I know I'm a n00b, but we all started somewhere
#2
For a neck: you're going to need maple, or possibly walnut (its usually just used a thinner strip along the length of the neck though with the rest of the neck being maple)
or mahogany if you're making a les paul style guitar
http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/necks/necks.cfm?fuseaction=guitar_neckwoods

For the fretboard: maple, rosewood or ebony

For the body: alder, ash, mahogany and basswood are the main ones
http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/options/options_bodywoods.cfm


other than that, its common to glue multiple peices of wood together lengthwise:
to get a basic idea
construction a body http://projectguitar.com/tut/body.htm
consturction of a neck http://projectguitar.com/tut/neck.htm
or look over some of the build threads in this forum
#4
multiple peices of wood glued together length wise and wood glue, preferably sumthing like titebond, and clamped for 24-48 hours depending on if u wanna rush it say 24 and if you want to be positive its dry, 48.