Guitar Building (2010)


This project was completed as part of an IAP class at MIT. The goal was to make an electric guitar, entirely from scratch. The only part of the guitar that wasn’t hand-made by me (excepting the pickups, tuning machines, etc) was the neck. I ran out of time to do the fretting! The cap of the guitar is bookmatched quilted maple, finished with a tobacco burst and tru-oil. The body of the guitar is swamp-ash. The headstock logo was designed in photoshop and laser-etched into the neck. See below for more pictures and video of the laser etching process. It’s a beautiful 12 string guitar, I still play it!

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See here for more photos.