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So i ordered a string height gauge and a Gibson truss rod tool from StewMac a couple of weeks ago....they sent a catalog with it...

 

Holy **** i want to order so much stuff. Long term goal is to build a guitar from scratch (by long term i mean in the next 20-30 years)...

So i'm thinking...maybe i order like $50 worth of stuff per month (including tools I will need) and build up til I have everything then get started. Or maybe I start with the tools and equipment that will help me set up and repair guitars and use them to practice on my guitars...and then buy the raw materials for a guitar build at some point down the road. Ah **** I don't know, i'm just typing...

 

Who here has built a a guitar from scratch?

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So i ordered a string height gauge and a Gibson truss rod tool from StewMac a couple of weeks ago....they sent a catalog with it...

 

Holy **** i want to order so much stuff. Long term goal is to build a guitar from scratch (by long term i mean in the next 20-30 years)...

So i'm thinking...maybe i order like $50 worth of stuff per month (including tools I will need) and build up til I have everything then get started. Or maybe I start with the tools and equipment that will help me set up and repair guitars and use them to practice on my guitars...and then buy the raw materials for a guitar build at some point down the road. Ah **** I don't know, i'm just typing...

 

Who here has built a a guitar from scratch?

Dude Stew Mac Is one of the better online resources out there.

You can kill a ton of time window shopping over there, it like the proverbial "kid in a candy store" [drool]

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One of many guitars I have built from scratch - my replica of a c1930 Gibson Nick Lucas Special.

 

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I buy a lot of stuff from StewMac including their "Golden Age" tuners, bone nuts & saddles, binding, wood. I also love their tools too. I bought their complete nut making set which includes a mini vise, guaged files, small saw & rounding files too. In despensible tools in my workshop.

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I have. I used Stewmac's body, neck and fingerboard blanks (I didn't know there were cheaper sources for the same product then) and the tools from them as well.

 

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Its a Skylark replica, of the guitar that was made for Joe Bonamassa by Gibson based on their Skylark lapsteel.

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So i ordered a string height gauge and a Gibson truss rod tool from StewMac a couple of weeks ago....they sent a catalog with it...

 

Holy **** i want to order so much stuff. Long term goal is to build a guitar from scratch (by long term i mean in the next 20-30 years)...

So i'm thinking...maybe i order like $50 worth of stuff per month (including tools I will need) and build up til I have everything then get started. Or maybe I start with the tools and equipment that will help me set up and repair guitars and use them to practice on my guitars...and then buy the raw materials for a guitar build at some point down the road. Ah **** I don't know, i'm just typing...

 

Who here has built a a guitar from scratch?

 

I've built some what can loosely be described as guitars. See at Guitars The only advice I'll give you is go for it. These are great fun to make and you learn the basics of measuring out scale lengths, fitting and dressing fret etc. The only limit is your imagination. I'm still a novice but some of the stuff over at CB Nation is truly amazing. I eventually built a strat lookalike from parts and didn't find it nearly as satisfying, in the end your only assembling parts. Anyway be warned, building CBGs from scratch can be addictive. The other benefit is it gives you a real appreciation of the art of guitar building, you'll look at your Gibson in a whole new light

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