Building The Guitar of Your Dreams

STEP 2
                         
Building exercise
Building a sample guitar before digging into the new and expensive materials be is a very
good idea specially if you have never tried your hand at wood working.

Here is a way you can learn all of the techniques you will need to build a suitable instrument.

Here is a set of materials you can purchase for under $20.00 that will give some of the
experience you will need to build your first trial archtop or solid body guitar.   

Qty        Size                Descrition                                                                    Price
1            2" x 8" x 10'   Construction lumber from Lowes or HomeDepot        $10.00
1            2" x 4" x   8'                                                                                       $  4.00
Here is a set of materials you can purchase for under $20.00 that will give some of the
experience you will need to build your first trial flat top or classic style guitar.

1            2" x 4" x 8'     Construction lumber                                                    $4.00
1            2' x  4'  x 1/4" luane plywood                                                            $7.00



These materials are easy to find and a safe inexpensive way to try your hand at
woodworking before you start you dream guitar.  
Let's Get Stared                   THE GUITAR NECK



First thing to do is to separate your wood into blanks for the body and the neck.

1.You will need two 30" pieces of the 2"x4" board.

2.Glue them together to make one 4"x 3" x 30". 2x4 are really 1.5" not 2".

3.Once they are dried and ready, mark the neck outline on the block.                    
   You will need to make a template out of masonite, plastic or cardboard.
If I you are building an archtop guitar I suggest that you get the
"Building An Archtop Guitar" by Bob Benedetto.