FuzzFace Posted August 23, 2022 Report Share Posted August 23, 2022 (edited) I was looking at Kiesel and the plant tour and I was wondering to myself, how long do small time guitar builders rely on hand tools and the eyes before they invest in CNC machines? I mean how do you shape the curves etc on a guitar body to be perfectly the same every time, Id have thought impossible? I live in a small country, biggest city is about 1.7mill people, 5mill total. So there is not a lot of demand for custom guitars, so Id imagine it is something to combine with other skills, like Luthier work, which I think wouldnt be too bad in the bigger city. I dont know how I ended up in an office career, well, nobody t school told me the things I wish I knew now, not complex things, but what life is like if you choose XYZ career. I was terrible, I only went to play sports. And nobody told me there were careers in those either. Had somebody told me their a reasonable paying careers in Engineering and Woodworking classes, Id have made a bigger effort. Surprisingly the one class I excelled at was Design Technology (CAD/Industrial design) and yet nobody told me there was a career in industrial design, which i really regret not studying, but it took me a long time to realise what they do and how cool that is. So I like working with my hands and fixing things. People know I worked in IT so I fix PCs, Macs and even Cellphones. Im starting to wonder with some more Luthier experience, I could mix Luthier work with some fixing of technical devices and maybe a bit of custom build to order guitars (need a lot more experience first). Im also interested in Guitar Pickups and Pedals, but not sure there is much money in Pedals and Pickups?. I also considered learning carpentry so I have the skills to build custom made furniture, doing some Tertiary training for that one. Im not sure what else I could do to make a decent living.....? I have a Diploma in Small Business Management (1 year) and I have another degree in Commerce (running big companies). So I have all the business skills, ie marketing, accounting etc Edited August 23, 2022 by FuzzFace Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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