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  • I think it might be cool some day to build my own [] acoustic guitar.
    • Electrics are *way* easier. Start with one of those. They are more forgiving to newbies. I used to help out a luthier setting up eletrics. It's not too bad. But, acoustics require a lot of hard-earned talent to put together correctly.

      A friend of mine "built" a dulcimer once.

      Wood glue. Clamps. Varnish. Eek.

      • by pudge (1) on 2004.07.13 9:46 (#32460) Homepage Journal
        I basically rebuilt my old electric already, redid all the electronics and [ickups, put on a new pickguard, routed it a little. The only thing I wouldn't have done myself is the tremolo. Yow. But yeah, I know acoustics are not easy: this is a "someday" thing.

        I dunno if you saw my journal entry on Handmade Music [] ... they built three instruments in 8 episodes. Four for the Martin D-28, three for the Gibson F5 mandolin, and one for a dulcimer (and I mention the DX1 I bought when the two of us went to Guitar Center awhile back). The dulcimer looks downright simple, compared to everything else, even though the luthier almost made the mandolin and guitar look easy.