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  • I think it might be cool some day to build my own [martinguitar.com] acoustic guitar.
    • by jjohn (22) on 2004.07.13 8:15 (#32449) Homepage Journal

      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.

      • 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 [perl.org] ... 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 Guit