• They say "measure twice, cut once". I should have known that but was too excited, I think. All in all, the first "body blank" didn't work. The second one is on it's way though. Luckily, I have enough wood not only to start over (except material for neck but it's already ordered and should be delivered soon) but to build a few more bodies. That's a good part. Even better is that due to the failed first attempt I had to use another piece of wood that's a bit thicker than previously planned. The guitar body will still be rather thin, most likely around 5-8 milimeters thinner than standard Telecaster body but the piece I used now looks much more

    Oct 25,
    - by adam
  • Enough dreaming. Time to go from words to deeds :) Knowing (and only I know that) how many years it took me to really make that first and most important step, I'm more than happy to announce that I finally started. First cuts has been made! Recently I apologized myself for the delay and not starting when I was going to start. However, a full bottle of glue is already here. A brand new jigsaw, some nice rasp files, a bunch of clamps of different sizes, a good'ol hand sanding block and a good supply of a sanding paper (40-320 grit so far) are here as well. What you see at the pictures is the wood that I was talking

    Oct 17,
    - by adam
  • "Small change got arranged"... Yes, that's the verse from Tom Waits' song but this post is not about it. I decided to go for some minor changes on this site so here's a brief explanation. The goal of that site was to keep a "build diary" of my first (and hopefully more) guitar but also to share some knowledge on guitar building and write about these guitars that I consider "legendary" or I just love. Or would like to have some day. While the "diary and knowledge" part stays on the site, I decided to temporarily get rid of guitars' descriptions. To be honest, I don't really have much time for that but most of all - I'd like to

    Oct 11,
    - by adam