Greetings from (jus...
 
Share:
Notifications
Clear all

Greetings from (just outside of) NashVegas, TN.

  RSS

HudsonCustoms
(@hudsoncustoms)
Enthusiast
Rep Points: 33
Joined:1 month ago
Posts: 5
01/07/2021 8:36 pm  

Though not a stranger to the world of building custom musical instruments "from scratch," I am relatively new to the custom guitar building realm. I grew up building high-end hammered dulcimer (of all things!) in my father's shop, and am now looking to fill the void of that creative outlet with Hudson Custom Guitars. Over the last year or so, I've completed some kits and a few PartsCasters to get my bearings, but WOW, this geometry is VASTLY different!!! I'm here with the hopes of gleaning & imparting wisdom through the mutual sharing of Univ. Of Hard Knocks lessons. Many thanks to all, in advance!

 


Rocknroller912, Boo, Robin and 3 people liked
Tej
 Tej
(@tej)
Luthier
Rep Points: 3803
Joined:4 months ago
Posts: 382
01/07/2021 9:17 pm  

hammered dulcimer

@hudsoncustoms I had to look up what that was, curious instrument! Welcome to the forum anyway, what did you have in mind to build?

…on an elaborate journey to turn trees into music.


Boo, Robin, Russ and 1 people liked
ReplyReplyQuote
Koendb
(@koendb)
Customer
Luthier
Rep Points: 4114
Joined:6 months ago
Posts: 342
01/07/2021 10:22 pm  

@hudsoncustoms Welcome!


Boo, Russ and Tej liked
ReplyReplyQuote
Russ
 Russ
(@russ)
Luthier
Rep Points: 17048
Joined:1 year ago
Posts: 1363
01/07/2021 10:40 pm  

Welcome @hudsoncustoms

I'm sure you are going to have some invaluable experience for us all as well as learning some new skills. 

Cheers,

Russ

🎶🙏🎸🙂

🗝️ "Life's what you make it"🗝️


Boo, Robin, Koendb and 1 people liked
ReplyReplyQuote
HudsonCustoms
(@hudsoncustoms)
Enthusiast
Rep Points: 33
Joined:1 month ago
Posts: 5
03/07/2021 6:23 am  

Thank you, Koendb


Russ, Boo, Koendb and 1 people liked
ReplyReplyQuote
HudsonCustoms
(@hudsoncustoms)
Enthusiast
Rep Points: 33
Joined:1 month ago
Posts: 5
03/07/2021 6:31 am  
  • Thanks for asking, Tej. I've successfully built my prototype, and have since finalized a multitude of mods, from body shape, pups selection, harness, to final headstock design and neck/board construction. Now, I just need to oil up my calipers, wear out my calculator, and determine where and what my exact geometry lands with the designed components...assembly and execution of design are always the crux

Russ, Rocknroller912, Boo and 2 people liked
ReplyReplyQuote
Tej
 Tej
(@tej)
Luthier
Rep Points: 3803
Joined:4 months ago
Posts: 382
03/07/2021 6:37 am  

@hudsoncustoms sounds like you’re starting with a much clearer view of the end game than I did 😬 Any pictures you’d be happy to share?

…on an elaborate journey to turn trees into music.


Russ, Boo and Koendb liked
ReplyReplyQuote
Rocknroller912
(@rocknroller912)
Luthier
Rep Points: 4685
Joined:12 months ago
Posts: 677
03/07/2021 12:47 pm  

@hudsoncustoms

Welcome to the forum. If you can build a complex instrument like a hammered dulcimer you shouldn’t have too much trouble with guitars. There are lots of utube videos from Mark Bailey on electric and acoustic building.

Some people call me a tool, others are less complimentary. Tools being useful things.


Boo, Tej, Koendb and 1 people liked
ReplyReplyQuote
Rocknroller912
(@rocknroller912)
Luthier
Rep Points: 4685
Joined:12 months ago
Posts: 677
03/07/2021 12:51 pm  

@hudsoncustoms

Here is a link to the utube channel

https://youtube.com/c/GuitarMaking

Some people call me a tool, others are less complimentary. Tools being useful things.


Boo, Tej, Koendb and 1 people liked
ReplyReplyQuote
HudsonCustoms
(@hudsoncustoms)
Enthusiast
Rep Points: 33
Joined:1 month ago
Posts: 5
03/07/2021 4:29 pm  

@Tej

Not yet


Koendb, Boo, Russ and 1 people liked
ReplyReplyQuote
HudsonCustoms
(@hudsoncustoms)
Enthusiast
Rep Points: 33
Joined:1 month ago
Posts: 5
03/07/2021 4:32 pm  

@rocknroller912

I appreciate your vote of confidence, sir. Thank you for the link, as well. 


Koendb, Boo, Russ and 2 people liked
ReplyReplyQuote