• Build you own?

    From Will Milberger@1:106/101 to All on Thu Dec 12 11:24:10 2019
    Does anyone here build thier own guitar? I just tried my first. I have almost no woodworking skills, but I got one together, oversanded in a few places, and used a stain.
    I upgraded with parts from GuitarFetish. I sounds great once I figured out how to set action and pickup heigth. I built a Custum Les Real. :)
    The next one will be much better for sure.

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  • From Mike Powell to WILL MILBERGER on Thu Dec 12 18:39:00 2019
    Does anyone here build thier own guitar? I just tried my first. I have almost >no woodworking skills, but I got one together, oversanded in a few places, and >used a stain.

    A friend of mine used to build his own. He was talented at building them
    and playing them. The first one he built, I used to call it a
    "Streetocaster" because his last name was Street. I think he was OK with
    that. He built a few others, IIRC some to sell and maybe some to keep.

    Mike


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  • From Will Milberger@1:106/101 to Mike Powell on Fri Dec 13 09:36:39 2019
    Re: Build you own?
    By: Mike Powell to WILL MILBERGER on Thu Dec 12 2019 06:39 pm

    A friend of mine used to build his own. He was talented at building them and playing them. The first one he built, I used to call it a "Streetocaster" because his last name was Street. I think he was OK with that. He built a few others, IIRC some to sell and maybe some to keep.

    Coolness. I just wanted to try and make one. My woodworking skills are definitely suspect. I was fun. May try again.

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  • From Nigel Reed@1:124/5016 to Will Milberger on Fri Dec 13 16:26:15 2019
    Will wrote:
    Does anyone here build thier own guitar? I just tried my first. I have
    almost
    no woodworking skills, but I got one together, oversanded in a few places,
    and
    used a stain.
    I upgraded with parts from GuitarFetish. I sounds great once I figured out
    how
    to set action and pickup heigth. I built a Custum Les Real. :)
    The next one will be much better for sure.

    I just failed putting a pantry shelf up. I have thought about it but maybe
    it's not for me.
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  • From Will Milberger@1:106/101 to Nigel Reed on Fri Dec 13 17:23:35 2019
    Re: Re: Build you own?
    By: Nigel Reed to Will Milberger on Fri Dec 13 2019 04:26 pm

    I just failed putting a pantry shelf up. I have thought about it but maybe it's not for me.

    Oh, man. Sorry to hear that. I have basick carpentry skills. I can build a deck
    and so forth. It's not top nothch, but it's good enough for me.

    It was the sanding and getting colors right for staining and such. I didn't realize how thin the maple skins are on these guitars.

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  • From Nigel Reed@1:124/5016 to Will Milberger on Fri Dec 13 20:34:07 2019
    Will wrote:
    Re: Re: Build you own?
    By: Nigel Reed to Will Milberger on Fri Dec 13 2019 04:26 pm

    I just failed putting a pantry shelf up. I have thought about it but maybe
    it's not for me.

    Oh, man. Sorry to hear that. I have basick carpentry skills. I can build a
    deck
    and so forth. It's not top nothch, but it's good enough for me.

    It was the sanding and getting colors right for staining and such. I didn't realize how thin the maple skins are on these guitars.

    I might have a go, but if I'm building one, then I want to do it from
    scratch. Build the neck, fret board, body, etc. I'm obviously going to need special tools to drill a hole for the truss rod, probably a router to cut
    into the body, and various planes to get the contours right. I'm a fan on
    the strat shape so that's what I'd likely build. I've seen some templates
    you can buy on the net. Maybe...one day.
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