Wood and Parts
This is a very brief video on wood and parts for your first guitar –
Wood for your first guitar
In a nutshell I recommend:
- Rosewood for the fretboard
- Mahogany for the Neck and Body
I have chosen these because they are easy to work and sound great – for more information on this subject check out the 2 part lecture on wood in my other course – Design Your Own Guitar.
- Buy a pre-slotted board if you want to make life easy for yourself!
- Try to buy ‘ready to work’ neck and body blanks
Parts for your first guitar
If you want to know why I have chosen this particular set of parts go back and look at Design Your Own Guitar where I explain all the options and reasons behind them.
Feel free to customise your parts list -you can use any brand of pickups you like and choose any colour for the bits and bobs – be wary of changing the bridge design as methods of fitting those can differ substantially…
Remember – if you have any q’s please don’t hesitate to ask.
Use the quickstart checklist PDF below to make sure you have all the parts you need – preferably before you start.