I am trying to gauge interest in the TC Maker community for a basic luthier (build stringed instrument) class. I am looking at a 4 night class/workshop over 4 weeks.
Parts - Hardware.
How those parts affect the design.
wood choices (tone/weight)
How to make a blank
Go get some wood (younblood/rockler)
glue said wood together
(note 13" is max for my planer)
Parts part 2 - pickups/electronics
Planer work (I'll bring in the 13" planer to work with)
Cutting out shape
Quality time with bandsaw and sanders
Neck considerations (we will purchase neck blanks for this build)
Pickup and control shapes
Bridge considerations (tremelos, fixed, wrap around, pinned, tele)
How to measure where everything goes
Route control cavity
Making it all come together
Due to the nature of needing to use the shop for most of the class I am planning on everyone in the class either needs to be a member or purchase a one month membership to use the shop for the class. also note that the supply costs for this workshop will depend on the wood, pickups, neck, and hardware costs you choose, but expect that building your own custom guitar to cost about $300-$400.
Offical date is Monday Nights May 7-28th
Member - $40
Non Member - $95 ($40 for class plus $55 for 1 month shop membership)
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Last edited by swinkdaddy
on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
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