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Anyone done a guitar building or setup workshop?
« on: April 27, 2019, 06:57:36 PM »
Iím thinking about looking for a weekend maintenance/set-up workshop this summer.

Anyone on here ever done something like that? Any recommendations for a good program?

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Re: Anyone done a guitar building or setup workshop?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 08:09:15 PM »
No but would definitely do the same. I'd consider myself semi-pro but always looking to improve.
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Re: Anyone done a guitar building or setup workshop?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2019, 09:16:33 PM »
These guys travel the country yearly. I havenít been, but is really like to.

https://www.supremesoundstudio.com/complete-guitar-repair-set-up-clini


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Re: Anyone done a guitar building or setup workshop?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2019, 10:51:08 AM »
Iím thinking about looking for a weekend maintenance/set-up workshop this summer.

Anyone on here ever done something like that? Any recommendations for a good program?
I did a two week guitar building course some years back. Took me 100 working hours all up to get the project finished, with previous experience. A weekend focusing on just maintenance sounds like a fun thing to do too.

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Re: Anyone done a guitar building or setup workshop?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 03:12:39 AM »
I've been part of a local guitarbuilding class since 2014. In that time its not so much a structured class as more a workshop where you can use the tools to build your own guitar(s) with the aid or advice of the luthiers being present. Also some of the other people who build there have amassed quite the knowledge themselves. So we can consult each other as well. From what I gather its quite unique because we have one guy who comes in all the way from The Hague, which is on the other side of the country.

I like to build guitars that are a little different then usual, cause if I want yet another Tele or Strat I could just as easily buy one. So my guitars follow a Warhammer 40.000 theme and usually have lots of internal gizmos. Cause why not? Noise making circuits, sustainers and/or MIDI touch screens.

1st build, internal Fuzz Factory and Fernandes Sustainer


2nd build, amptone MIDI touchpad and Fernandes Sustainer


3rd build, 1st Floyd Rose, internal Cry Baby for Pink Floydesque Echoes seagul screams


4th build, internal Fuzz Factory and Cry Baby circuit


5th build, 7 string with Sustainiac Sustainer


6th build, basically a reworked old Squier Tele, no additional circuits other then some kill switches.


7th build, amptone MIDI touchpad and Fernandes Sustainer, this is where I learned to do a factory finish style paintjob.


8th build, reworked version of the first one with new body and superior paint job


9th build, Jazz Bass kit from Thomann.


10th build, amptone MIDI touchpad and Fernandes Sustainer, first matt finish paint job.


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Re: Anyone done a guitar building or setup workshop?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2022, 02:14:12 PM »
Cool pictures! I hope I will be able to make something like this myself when I grow up

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Re: Anyone done a guitar building or setup workshop?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2022, 01:04:55 PM »
Not yet, but I would really like to. I want to learn to make guitars myself to make a perfect one for me.  So far, I have struggled to get a guitar that would fit me the most, and I got the idea to start making guitars. No one in my small town does that, and I think I will have some customers. I will also make guitar picks like the ones from https://ironageaccessories.com/collections/choosing-the-right-pick. Now I need to find a professional that I can learn from and gain some most important knowledge and skills. And then, I will be ready to open my workshop. I hope to do that before I hit 22, and I can start making my first guitars immediately. I am 15 now, and I hope I have enough time to learn.
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Re: Anyone done a guitar building or setup workshop?
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2022, 05:27:37 AM »
I've been part of a local guitarbuilding class since 2014. In that time its not so much a structured class as more a workshop where you can use the tools to build your own guitar(s) with the aid or advice of the luthiers being present. Also some of the other people who build there have amassed quite the knowledge themselves. So we can consult each other as well. From what I gather its quite unique because we have one guy who comes in all the way from The Hague, which is on the other side of the country.

I like to build guitars that are a little different then usual, cause if I want yet another Tele or Strat I could just as easily buy one. So my guitars follow a Warhammer 40.000 theme and usually have lots of internal gizmos. Cause why not? Noise making circuits, sustainers and/or MIDI touch screens.

1st build, internal Fuzz Factory and Fernandes Sustainer


2nd build, amptone MIDI touchpad and Fernandes Sustainer


3rd build, 1st Floyd Rose, internal Cry Baby for Pink Floydesque Echoes seagul screams


4th build, internal Fuzz Factory and Cry Baby circuit


5th build, 7 string with Sustainiac Sustainer


6th build, basically a reworked old Squier Tele, no additional circuits other then some kill switches.


7th build, amptone MIDI touchpad and Fernandes Sustainer, this is where I learned to do a factory finish style paintjob.


8th build, reworked version of the first one with new body and superior paint job


9th build, Jazz Bass kit from Thomann.


10th build, amptone MIDI touchpad and Fernandes Sustainer, first matt finish paint job.


11th build, first Jazzmaster build, internal Fuzz Factory


Late reply, but these look really great.  Fantastic work.
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Re: Anyone done a guitar building or setup workshop?
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2022, 07:56:44 AM »
Late reply, but these look really great.  Fantastic work.

Thanks man! Been working on a lot more. At times during the lockdowns it was all I had to do. I've been blessed by my appartment neighbors never complaining.  8) I'll get around to posting some more soon.


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Re: Anyone done a guitar building or setup workshop?
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2022, 08:40:51 AM »
@Muadzin, these guitars are really cool- the added functionalities and sci-fi armor are very unique to say the least.

Are these instruments involved in any recording projects that you'd be willing to share?
I'm very curious to hear what they've been designed to do.
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