Making an electric guitar can be a fun and rewarding woodworking project. George’s daughter, Ginny, decided to make an electric guitar as a gift for her boyfriend. In part one of this series Ginny gives the background of the guitar design and how she got started on this project.
Making An Electric Guitar: Part 2
Cool project. I have been working up to a similar project, but I want to nail down some sort of a original body shape design first. Just curious: what is the thickness of your body blank?
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Hi! I’m deaf, and the videos don’t seem to have captioning, so I can’t follow the conversation. I wonder what woods the guitar is made of. I see from the comments that the neck is of maple, but what about the the other part? Thank you for the videos.
The wood is African Limba (according to what they mentioned in the video). THey also mentioned that its one of the best wood you can get for making accoustic guitars. good tonal quality.
Did the maple neck come with a truss rod and hardware? Looking forward to seeing how the truss rod attaches to the body. Fascinating project here, many thanks to Ginny and George!
We bought the neck on Amazon. It came with the truss rod in, fret board on and all frets in. $60. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056LT3VA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Very cool Daddy-Daughter project!
What a cutie. Hope the boyfriend appreciates the sweat and tears involved. (I left out blood intentionally as it has no place in the shop) My daughter is helping me build a acoustic guitar for herself. She went with Purpleheart. It is good to get the girls working with tools.
Cool that you’re doing this with your daughter. Or, rather, she’s doing it with you.
Very cool project to take on. With your guidance George I’m sure your daughter will finish with excellence. (My first post, I broke the ice.)
It’s gonna be cool. She’s already got aspirations to build more guitars…..
Waiting in anticipation for this video series to continue. I recently had a conversation with a musician friend and we decided that it might be fun to build a custom electric guitar for him. Thanks for doing this, George!
Thanks, but it was Ginny’s idea. More to come…..
Thanks to both of you! 🙂
You need guts to build a guitar especially if you are highly strung. Look forward to hearing th finished instrument