I am thinking of giving acoustic guitar making lessons on a 1-to-1 personal basis. The best thing you can do if you plan to build a semi-acoustic guitar, is asking advice of someone who is specialised in wood for musical instruments. Back in 2010, I took my pre-apprenticeship carpentry program, I was gonna make a guitar for my final project, but settled on a coffee table, becuase my GF was moving to my city and needed one. Students may make any style of acoustic guitar or guitar-like instrument (e.g. ukuleles) within certain limits. The last section covers guitar building plans, how to use them and how to make building patterns. Of course, you can triple that time by making a guitar with mother-of-pearl binding!
Since I want to build a guitar for fingerstyle playing, the smaller body and livelier soundboard wood should pair well with the rich tones of the rosewood (at least that’s what I hope..) I haven’t decided yet, but I’ll probably use curly maple for bindings and use rosewood for the bridge, headplate, fingerboard, etc. Best of luck, there is no feeling that compares to performing on a guitar that you made, there is something wholesome about it.
This model, the 46th guitar made by MacCubbin in the last dozen years, was commissioned by Robin Bullock, a composer and performer of Celtic and Appalachian music based in Black Mountain, N.C. Bullock owns one other MacCubbin. Point-to-point wiring is how vintage guitar amps from the 1950’s and 60’s were wired and it’s a technique that allows for easy maintenance and circuit modification. Floyd Rose tremolo bridge: these consist of two parts: the bridge itself, and locking nuts” at the top of the neck.
I clamp the neck to a neck jig, which supports the whole length with adjustable pillars allowing me to scrape, sand and check results knowing that the neck isn’t being affected by my pressure or by gravity. The first step to convincing someone that all these pieces may actually become a guitar is to glue kerfed lining to the soundboard edge of the sides (shown above). Great steps, and it actually solved a few issues I has having with drilling holes and making the neck. I do find it quite amazing that a guitar made in Indonesia can be fairly well-made, shipped across the world, and still only cost $300 (Squier Classic Vibe, for example).
If you are literally going to buy almost every tool you need to go from raw materials to finished guitar for this build alone, there is no way you can possibly make it more cost-effectively than the Fender Custom Shop alternative. Now, if your goal is simply to build a cool pedal as quickly and cheaply as possible, you might consider a prefab DIY kit rather than this project.