If you’ve ever thought about building your own guitar, you may be wondering if it’s worth the time and effort required to create a finished product. The short answer for most people is – yes! Taking the time to build your own guitar can be incredibly rewarding and exciting experience and with a little bit of practice and some patience, you can create an instrument that will play better than you ever dreamed possible.
One reason to consider building your own guitar is the amount of freedom you have in the selection of materials. When purchasing a guitar that’s already made, you are stuck with the wood-types and other materials that the luthier chose to use. The type of wood used in guitar construction has a lot to do with the sound of the finished instrument, so having the freedom to choose your own materials gives you a lot of freedom.
Another great reason to build your own guitar is because custom guitars are expensive! You’ll easily spend thousands of dollars to purchase a custom instrument from a luthier. Making your own saves you money. Of course, your first guitars are not going to be of the same quality that you’d get from a professional, but with some practice and time, you definitely can start making high-quality custom guitars.
Taking the time to build your own guitar is fun and rewarding. There’s nothing quite as rewarding as being able to play an instrument that you built with your own hands. The time and energy that is spent building your own guitar will all be worth it the first time you play a note on your new instrument.
Building your own guitar isn’t as hard as you may think it is. Yes, you definitely need to have a background in woodworking – or at least an interest and a willingness to learn, but it’s definitely something that you can learn to do and learn to do well. You’ll need a fair amount of patience since a lot of the finish work is particular and time-consuming, but again, it’s well worth it!
When you finally have a finished product, it’s one that you’ll enjoy forever. A guitar that you built yourself is something that you’ll pass down to your children and your grandchildren!