How hard is it/How much does it cost to build your own guitar. I was thinking about building one for my senior project @ school.
It can be as hard as you want and cost anywhere from $100 to well over $3000. It depends on the availability and cost of your parts and how hard you're willing to work as well as how well you know what you're doing.
If your building from scratch ie body and neck blank. Then it can be a bit complicated and requires plenty of tools. Building with ready made parts not so hard to do but wont be cheaper than buying a low cost guitar. A warmoth body alone costs more than a whole squire guitar. Depending on the wood used and grade will decide the cost of blanks. Instrument grade wood has gone up alot in the last year.