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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Guitar is a passon and a art

hey if wanted to get started in the business of building guitars how do i get started and how do i learn? did any body make the ultimate tutorial for building an JEM ibanez because that where i want to start
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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Re: Guitar is a passon and a art

Don't tell me your a Chibanez maker...
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Guitar is a passon and a art

not even man iam only 17 , okay then how can i get a hold of legacy guitars and buy body blanks from from them? do they still sell the ibaned?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 06:52 PM
 
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Re: Guitar is a passon and AN art

there's a guy on the intarweb selling laser-cut templates for jem bodies and necks. i purchased a set a while ago and they look to be top notch. sadly, i've been too busy to actually put them to use yet...

not a bad place to start.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 08:43 PM
 
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Re: Guitar is a passon and a art

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not even man iam only 17 , okay then how can i get a hold of legacy guitars and buy body blanks from from them? do they still sell the ibaned?
I'm kidding

You're title sounding like a typical Chibanez ad on e-Bay.

Anyways, I would check out Christopher Woods. He might have some templates.

http://homepage.mac.com/bigvelvetdog/home.html

You can view his personal thread in the Vendors section here at the forums down at the bottom.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 09:16 PM
 
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Re: Guitar is a passon and a art

I'm starting to and I wouldn't recommend it unless you have alot of spare time and money. It is alot more costly than it seems, even more when you make mistakes. If you still want to, I'd recommend purchasing Melvin His****'s book, Make you own Electric Guitar.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-26-2007, 03:10 AM
 
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Re: Guitar is a passon and a art

Let me tell you first you need the proper tools and tools are not cheap. I only build bodies and I still have quiet a bit of money tied up in tools. Raw materials are not cheap either... And if you never worked with wood, routing, sawing, sanding and planing are all messy jobs. I where a respirator, goggles and ear protection during a lot of the process of making a body.

The best place to start is building one with parts. You can even buy one of those cheap kits or a cheap guitar and take it apart and put it back together again. And how much do you want to learn to do? Do you want to take a piece of wood and create a body? Make your own neck from scratch? Paint? ect... Think about it there are a lot of steps and it is very time consuming to build one from the ground up.

But if this is what you what you want to learn to do start reading everything you can get your hands on. Use google to search for sites that you can learn from.

Good luck and if you have any specific questions feel free to ask.
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