Greetings from Texas, USA
greetings all! I just signed up and am lookin forward to this. I’ve built multiple partscasters and I’ve been winding my own pickups for over a year now. My goal is to build guitars from slabs of wood.
Welcome to the group Chris, just follow Mark's courses and you'll experience the magic of building guitars from slabs of wood. I'm on my 4th one now, an acoustic this time, started with a 6 inch square slab of mahogany, I had never imagined I'd be able to do that. I think we'll all be interested in how you go about winding your own pickups too.
@somethingnicer Welcome to the forum!
The conversion from slabs of wood to electric guitars was easier and more fun than I thought it would be. If any problems arise, just post a question about it.
Welcome to the group, I’m sure you will enjoy the journey from slabs of wood to guitar but be warned, it is very addictive 🤪
I’ve not finished my first build yet but I’m already planning the next one!!
Mark’s course material is easy watching and easy to follow and the help and advice available from group members is great.
We will look forward to seeing your project and hearing about your pickup winding.
@robin thanks! I’ll make another post on it when I wind next. I became obsessed with “demystifying” guitars and one of the big things is pickups. It’s surprisingly not that difficult (although there is a decent learning curve)
premade winders get expensive, but I made one with a DC motor and a speed controller. Then I 3D printer a housing for it. Pickups are no longer “magic” to me and I’ve gotten to the point where I only ruin 1 out of 5 or 6 (starting off I’d ruin 4 for every successful one).
@somethingnicer, welcome along! As the others have said, you'll enjoy mark's courses. They're something for everyone, no matter the skill level.
Please do post on pickup winding, it's something I'm interested in trying too.
Welcome Chris. Enjoy the Ride. It'll be great to pick your brain on pickup winding somewhere down the line when I want to give it a go.
🗝️ "Life's what you make it"🗝️
Hello Chris, I'm also still new to the forum and I'm also looking forward to more discussions that may help me learn more about guitar making. Cheers.