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The DIY Thread
« on: October 08, 2013, 03:35:36 pm »
DIY Les Paul Guitar Kit (Part 1: Overview)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6bUJOnwcjE


So, I have been kinda of itching to building my own guitar using a DIY Kit. There are a lot of different styles of kits to choose from btw. Not just this Les Paul one as seen in the video. I don't think you will be able to beat the price at just $120.  I did build and construct my own guitar in wood-shop when I was in High School and yes, I designed and cut out my own guitar body. The only thing I didn't make was the neck which I took from my first guitar that I ever got. Anyway, the end result looked good (I got an A in wood-shop for my project) but the guitar itself sounded like sh*t. Horrible. I used the wrong type of wood and the alignment was off as well. I still have it packed in the guitar case somewhere out in the garage. Yup, the case was the next class project.

As I said, I've been thinking of trying my hand at getting one of these kits. The prices are pretty damn cheap when compared to high end guitars. Hell, it's cheap when you compare it to low end guitars. Did some research and found this 6 Part Instructional / step by step tutorial. He does a great job of walking you through it. I'm only going to post the first video here. If you click on the YouTube Logo on the bottom right corner itself, it will circle you back to his YouTube channel and you can find the other parts. I'm amazed how awesome the guitar turned out. It's a pretty fascinating look at constructing a guitar from start to finish. Check it out. I actually learned a lot of stuff that I didn't know about and this coming from someone that built one back when I was just a kid. Love the blue finish he put on the body of the guitar. Looks like a Paul Reed Smith finish.

The guy that did the video is currently doing one for Steve Vai's Jem Guitar. There is only Part 1 at the moment. Definitely keeping my eye on that one and can't wait to see what he comes up with for the finish.
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Re: The DIY Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 09:00:59 pm »
Fantastic idea for you and this thread.

My guitarist scored a major win on Craigslist with a guy who kinda botched up an expensive DIY guitar kit with exotic woods. Got it for a song. He just put the finishing touches on it. It looks fantastic.

The DIY route sounds awesome.

Definitely keep us informed when you go down the road.

The E-Drum forum I read has a ton of stuff about DIY kits. Right now I don't have the time. I'm still using a lot of time to practice. But if time should open up, I would love to try my hand at a kit.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 09:06:58 pm »
I've dug a little bit deeper on the company that issues this particular DIY Kit and it's not considered to be one of the best. Many people say that the wood is good, but the parts are utter garbage. I'm willing to pay a bit more per kit if need be to make sure I'm getting top quality pickups, switches, etc.... Warmoth comes up quite a bit as a legit company that does solid Kits. I have to research them further to see if they are the way to go. At a glance at the site, in the 'Build Your Own Guitar' option, they don't have any Gibson Les Paul. Sigh.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2013, 09:09:21 pm by Chiprocks1 »
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Re: The DIY Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 05:41:44 am »
Let me talk to my guitarist and see what he might add for advice.
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Re: The DIY Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 07:10:28 am »
Thanks dude.
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Re: The DIY Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013, 06:26:22 am »
My guitarist came back with...

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These kits are a great intro to building your own.
They get high marks in the DIY community.

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Re: The DIY Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2013, 06:30:12 am »
Thanks for the link. Will read up on them and see what they have to offer.
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Re: The DIY Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2014, 11:32:50 pm »

I thought we had a thread dedicated to architecture and whatnot. Couldn't find it. Well, this can also go here since it definitely falls in line as a DIY project and this is pretty damn awesome if I do say so myself. I am giving this some serious consideration. Have to dig up some more info about this and how plumbing and all that will factor in and how you can have access to the land you are on, etc.....
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Re: The DIY Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2015, 11:04:43 am »
How to Make Office Supplies Crossbow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqP-MCZBo9Y

Awesome!!!!
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Re: The DIY Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2017, 06:42:51 am »
DIY Teleprompter (cheap and simple)

https://www.youtube.com/w...0&index=9&list=WL

Found this. Didn't realize how expensive a professional one cost and that's without the monitor. This DIY solution is definitely the way to go.
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Re: The DIY Thread
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2017, 08:03:12 pm »
1,200,000 Litre Backyard Pool

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Ya gotta give him props for getting this done. I wouldn't mind having access to something like this myself.
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