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Beginning Luthier Workshop - Electric Guitar

Twin Cities Maker

Monday, May 7, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

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Share Beginning Luthier Workshop - Electric Guitar

Event Details

Week one
Design considerations
Parts - Hardware.
How those parts affect the design.
wood choices (tone/weight)

Shop Time:
How to make a blank

Go get some wood (younblood/rockler)
glue said wood together
(note 13" is max for my planer)

Week two
Parts part 2 - pickups/electronics
Shaping considerations

Shop Time
Planer work (I'll bring in the 13" planer to work with)
Cutting out shape

Quality time with bandsaw and sanders

Week Three
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
Finishing options

Shop Time

Route pickups
Route neck
Route control cavity
Install bridge

Week Four
Making it all come together

Shop Time
Wiring electronics
Basic adjustments

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)

Have questions about Beginning Luthier Workshop - Electric Guitar? Contact Twin Cities Maker

When & Where

Hack Factory
3119 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Monday, May 7, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

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