Beginning Luthier Workshop - Electric Guitar
Monday, May 7, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
Parts - Hardware.
How those parts affect the design.
wood choices (tone/weight)
How to make a blank
Go get some wood (younblood/rockler)
glue said wood together
(note 13" is max for my planer)
Parts part 2 - pickups/electronics
Planer work (I'll bring in the 13" planer to work with)
Cutting out shape
Quality time with bandsaw and sanders
Neck considerations (we will purchase neck blanks for this build)
Pickup and control shapes
Bridge considerations (tremelos, fixed, wrap around, pinned, tele)
How to measure where everything goes
Route control cavity
Making it all come together
Due to the nature of needing to use the shop for most of the class I am planning on everyone in the class either needs to be a member or purchase a one month membership to use the shop for the class. also note that the supply costs for this workshop will depend on the wood, pickups, neck, and hardware costs you choose, but expect that building your own custom guitar to cost about $300-$400.
Offical date is Monday Nights May 7-28th
Member - $40
Non Member - $95 ($40 for class plus $55 for 1 month Hack Factory Membership, dues paid seperatly to TC Maker)
When & Where
Twin Cities Maker
We are are Hacker Space in Minneapolis that is set up to make, share and teach skills to the community. For more info on our membership dues, and fees, check out our main website.