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Whats The Fastest Time You Have Made A Guitar In(from Scratch)?


Mitch
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Well, total time for mine was five months, from the time I designed it to the time I played the first chords. Taking out the time from mid September to Christmas break (where college stole my time), I probably built it in about 2 months. A lot of that was working 5-7 hours at a time, 3 or 4 days a week, for a month.

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5 days to build and two weeks to finish?

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I've been working on one for about 7 or 8 months and it's not finished, but I just started another last week that'll probably be done before that one. I guessing it'll take three weeks. That will be my fastest if it works out.

I was going to sell that one that's taking a long time, but I don't think I can part with it and I'll never get enough for it to make up for the time I put into it. I can honestly say I'm looking forward to keeping it though! It'll be like Christmas when it's finished.

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This isn't from scratch . . . but this is sorta funny. I got some custom P90's made by Clint Searcy, and when they came in the mail I wanted to hear them real bad, but no guitar to put them in. So I took an old Charvel neck, and a hunk of construction grade pic (2x12) and hacked out a working guitar in about an hour. I laid the neck on the body, traced it then cut the neck pocket freehand with the router. screwed the neck on and routed one hole freehand where a pickup could go. Screwed a flat bridge on, even drilled through the body holes for the strings and used ferrules! Wired the pickup with a volume, and that was that. Unbelievably rough, but it actually sounded amazing. Pine is a very resonant wood.

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My build with David was done in 2 weeks flat (not including spraying the finish... heck I haven't even done that still!!! Too cold to be sprayin' nitro here!).

But I mean... that was a COMPLICATED build! Fully carved inside and out, archtop braced, veneered carved top, bound a bunch of it, including top and side purflings... I mean the works!

Chris

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