This module contains vital information to ensure the success of your build.
Welcome to Build Your Own Guitar – ONLINE
To get the most from this course it is highly recommended that you have already completed my other course Design Your Own Guitar – this is why it is included here for free.
I do recommend using a pre-made fretboard for your first build but have included two methods of making your own, just in case you are determined to do it the hard way!
Joining this course gives you access to a community of builders and enthusiasts, all working through the course – and I will be live-streaming regular Q&A sessions.
You can ask me any question directly, or start an open discussion with our enthusiastic students. Remember you can watch the films over and over again.
If you want to kickstart your course, we have a kit with all the materials you’ll need to build your own guitar!
Get your kit
You will only have to do this the first time...
If you have ready to work blanks you can skip this module...
If you have a pre-made fret board you can skip this module...
Start on the neck - get the hard bits out of the way first
By the end of this module you should have something resembling a neck...
You can start the body any time you like...
After completing the neck we can continue with the body...
Sanding, gluing in the neck, and applying the finish!
A painstaking process to ensure your guitar is free of fret rattles and buzzes
How to set up your guitar to play just as good as any you could buy in a shop - or better! Get ALL your parts together ready for assembly BEFORE you start this section.
A Library of all the Plans and PDF's found throughout the course