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Hi all! I'm new to the forum and new to guitar building as well. A little less than two years ago, I decided to try my hand at building guitar kits. I had turned 50 a year earlier and although I hadn't seriously played guitar in almost 30 years, I thought I might take up playing again and start a new hobby to boot. In April of 2016 I received my first two kits and dug right in. My idea was to see how things worked out on less expensive kits. If all went well, I would invest in a custom kit from Precision Guitar Kits and build my dream LP. Well, the first kits went well enough that I did pull the trigger on the PGK LP. What a fine instrument that one turned out to be. However, it would be my last kit because the next three guitars would be from scratch…and I’ve never looked back! I am posting here a video that I made recently that shows my first year of building these six guitars. It’s a compilation of the photos I took while building them. The original music I composed and play on the video is recorded with the actual guitars that I built. In the future, I’m looking forward to reading about and discussing building experiences with other luthiers on this forum. I travel a lot for work, so the building has slowed a bit, but I have just completed my design and templates for a travel guitar. Stay tuned! Chris
Hello everyone, my name is Roland. I just want to introduce my self, and ask a few questions. i want to build a guitar. i have watched hours of videos and read more articles than i can count. I am very interested in seven string guitars, and i want my first build to be a seven. i just want to know where i get started and maybe a list of all the tools i need. thank you in advance. -Roland