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HELP: Guitar Making
« on: January 23, 2013, 10:19:56 PM »
I've made instruments before, but this would be my first stringed instrument.  What wood do you recommend I use?  I don't have a budget but since it is my first time I would rather not buy or ruin my tools with ebony if at all avoidable.  I'm not looking for world class quality just some wood to get started.  If I decide to make a stradavarius I'll be sure to resurrect the thread ;)
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Re: HELP: Guitar Making
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 10:37:04 PM »
What type of guitar are you making, a solid body electric or an acoustic?

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Re: HELP: Guitar Making
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 10:37:43 PM »
What kind of guitar are you looking to put together?  Fwiw here's an article you might find interesting.
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Re: HELP: Guitar Making
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 11:02:37 PM »
We buy pre-made parts thru Warmoth, so you could look around on their site for wood ideas.

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Re: HELP: Guitar Making
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 11:18:52 PM »
What type of guitar are you making, a solid body electric or an acoustic?
acoustic
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Re: HELP: Guitar Making
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 11:20:20 PM »
What kind of guitar are you looking to put together?  Fwiw here's an article you might find interesting.
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