design and build a custom electric guitar
Or maybe it\'s good enough, but you want it to have an extra rope, very light, with a bright fret mark. . .
The list of cool, fun features continues. . .
At least something like this happened to me: nail this note and I will take my building as an example to take you through the design and manufacturing process of a custom electric guitar.
Finally, I will also include my design files.
This guitar will have 7 strings, frets with fans, hand wound pickups, custom active circuits and fiber side points powered by LED.
Read in detail! !
Here is a list of the tools I use :-CNC router (
Or plug in the router)-table saw-jointer-planer-palm sander-drill press-hand drill-soldering iron-
Use a fret saw or a rear saw of 0. 6mm kerf-
Silk hammer or any small deadshot hammer
Most of these should be available in community carpentry or Makerspace!
You may be looking at pictures and thinking. . .
Why does this guitar look like it\'s beheaded?
Why is frets tilted?
I want a guitar which is easier to carry with me because I move a lot.
The headless design makes the guitar smaller and lighter.
I also wanted a 7-string guitar, mainly because some of my favorite artists used it.
Fan frets makes guitar playing more ergonomic and improves the sound of the strings by tightening the lower strings.
The shape of my guitar is actually a direct copy of Ola Strandberg\'s Boden guitar and has been modified a few times.
Thank you very much for his creative permission with the shape of his guitar body.
To start designing a guitar, you should have a good idea of what you want.
Maybe it\'s a fanatical annoyance, master jazz without a head?
The possibilities are endless.
Now that you know the guitar you want, it\'s time to write it on paper.
My favorite decision is the shape of the guitar.
Technically, the electric guitar can be any shape you want, but some are definitely more comfortable than others.
Popular guitar is usually a good starting point. Neck1.
The scale length determines the tightness of the string.
It is the length of the open string (
From nut to when it breaks on the saddle).
The longer scale length will make the strings tighter.
There are usually 25 Fender guitars.
5 \"scale length, Gibson often has 24. 75\".
These two lengths are a good starting point.
Note that the scale length is not the length of the neck! 2.
The width at the NUT is usually a measure of the width of the neck.
For 6 string guitars, the typical value is 41-44. 5 mm.
43mm is often considered a standard.
More strings require a wider nut width.
Typical values can be found from guitar specs. 3.
The thickness and shape or profile of the neck is very important for the comfort of the guitar.
Usually the neck is a symmetrical oval shape.
The thickness is often 19-
25mm, measured in the first fret.
Asymmetrical neck is becoming more common and the neck on one side is thicker than on the other, which may be more ergonomic.
What kind of guitar bridge do you want.
Will there be no head?
Will there be tremolo (whammy bar)?
Or both, you monster: the pickups in the guitar may have the most impact on the sound.
This is Seymour Duncan\'s awesome, very detailed FAQ on pickup, with almost everything you need to know.
The guitar material is usually made of hardwood floors.
The fingerboard should be a very dense, hard wood.
Rosewood and Maple are common choices, but there are many.
Oily wood like Rosewood does not need to be processed.
The neck should also be quite solid hard wood.
Also, maple and mahogany are often used.
The body can be made of softer wood, but better quality wood may sound better.
Too hard and too dense wood will make the guitar very heavy.
Mahogany, ash, alder and bas Wood are common options.
For more information about Tony Woods, please read.
My specifications (Kind of BOM)7 strings25\"-