A Homemade Guitar: Guitar Shop 101
The guys’ two-year guitar-making project is finally finished! Learning Table Dad is a weekend woodworker, and he has made some beautiful things, but the biggest so far has been the guitar he and the boys worked on together.
It began with a large block of wood (which turned into a second block of wood when the cut piece did not line up exactly.) Through many weekends of trial-and-error, progress began, and everything came together beautifully.
Not only did the guys have to work out plans and drawings, but beyond the actual cutting and finishing of the wood, they had to do the electronics and soldering.
My son is a talented guitar player, and though he loves his Les Paul, he is now using this guitar much of the time. It has an really nice Blues sound, and because it was so lovingly and painstakingly crafted, he is especially proud to play it.
“Within every block of wood and stone, there dwells a spirit, waiting to be released.”