new guitar builder here
just want to introduce myself and say I am a new guitar builder, currently expanding my knowledge and this place is great, I have plans to make several guitars and find the guitar design course was very useful.
I play all kinds of music and like classical, acoustic steel string and electric guitars and have been a professional musician in the past. I have a stash of some really old brazilian mahogany and do have quite a bit of woodworking experience especially with hand tools so hoping that will help me out. I like to make fine furniture, boxes, cabinets and chest of drawers e.t.c and have sold a few but regard myself as an amatuer because I take a long time making stuff, and can be a bit of a perfectionist, I am sure there are many things I can learn from you all!
I am currently working on designing a 12 string electric which has been challenging but I'm really enjoying it, I will probably make a couple of simpler guitars first and build up the skills needed before making the 12 string.
Welcome to the group Ben, with your woodworking experience I think you'll be able to teach us a thing or two. What part of the world are you in.
I like to make fine furniture, boxes, cabinets and chest of drawers e.t.c and have sold a few but regard myself as an amatuer because I take a long time making stuff, and can be a bit of a perfectionist, I am sure there are many things I can learn from you all!
@tyreman Hey Ben, welcome to our wonderful forum.
With everything you have listed, you will fit right in here, no problem. Speaking for myself, I can confirm that some guitar builds take me a long time too and that I am a bit of a perfectionist too.
Your woodworking experience will serve you well but you will have to learn to use other materials to such as metals and plastics but it isn’t rocket science, you won’t have a problem. Once you have learned the essential and important fundamentals, you can make any guitar you want to design (within the current laws and understanding of physics that is).
One of the biggest things, I think, to establish is to have patience. Take it easy, go slow, double double double check everything as you go along and enjoy it all. I’m sure you know this with your experience but it’s always worth repeating. It all becomes second nature eventually and then you become unstoppable.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with and whenever you need help or advice, just check in here in the forum and we will try our best to help you out. We mere mortals always try our best but it’s always best to check with the guru @markbailey
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Welcome to the group
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Welcome, looking forward to the 12 string design!
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Welcome @tyreman! An electric 12 string sounds fun, that is if you enjoy spending half your time tuning and the other half playing out of tune, enjoy!
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