Acoustic build #2 (wife's guitar)
@koendb No. it is not a kit. I wrote out a check list of all the parts I needed and went and chose all the individual parts. To be honest, I don't think I saved a penny by me doing all the work instead of getting a kit that was already together, especially when you have kits like the ones on the guitar making site where some of the hard jobs are already done, however, I like the challenge of the tricky jobs and I am intrigued with the different woods to use for the back and sides. My first guitar the back and sides were made from padauk. Fantastic to work with but extremely messy. Not sure I want to use that one ever again. :)... this one I picked a black walnut. Looked cool in the picture. Looking forward to seeing how it comes out.
kits are great but it’s satisfying to do basics the hard way too
Some people call me a tool, others are less complimentary. Tools being useful things.
Kits are great as a confidence builder. It also allows you to start building without having all the needed tools or skills.
No argument with regards to quality of any kit is relevant, because, even if your cheap chinese kit is routed badly, neck is bad, etc.. These are all good opportunities to learn, fix and adapt.
To be honest, I don't think I saved a penny by me doing all the work instead of getting a kit that was already together,
If you want to save money on a guitar, don't build it, buy it 🙂
Buying such a kit from this website, just makes sure you have all the correct material to start with. If you are building your first guitar and have to source the material yourself, its a lot harder, some wood supplies deliver raw slabs, others already have planed pieces, etc..