Meanwhile I have practiced with my selfmade axe for a week or two and can present the first musical result. I have chosen an old violin-etude, which I had studied on the violin twenty years ago. The etude was composed by Rodolphe Kreutzer and it is the fourth of his etudes for violin solo. It’s … Continue reading Building a guitar: How does it sound?
It’s time to look back on the guitar-project. What have I learned so far? What would I do different the next time? What tools were most helpful, which were useless? How much money I have spend for the whole project? Is it worth to build a guitar, if you do it for yourself? I will … Continue reading Building a guitar: Conclusion
Do you still remember on my guitar-project? Today I went on and executed the fretjob. Before I had studied some useful tutorials on Youtube, but as usual I experienced, that not everything works as expected. First I inspected the frets with a long ruler and recognised some gaps. Then I adjusted the trussrod to set … Continue reading Building a guitar: Day twenty-two
Today I reinstalled the electronics. The channel for the jack plug is now wide enough. I also screwed in the two covers, which I had sprayed blue yesterday. In this way the backside looks much better than with the natural covers. I took the chance to check the sound, because the next time I will … Continue reading Building a guitar: Day twenty-one
My guitar-adventure continues. Today I faced some of the problems, which had popped up last time. First I changed the angle of the neck to get free ringing strings. Because the bridge is so low I could not use a straight neck-angle and had to make it slightly upwards. Another solution had been to lower … Continue reading Building a guitar: Day twenty
How the hell the calender has moved to 2018? I had so many good purposes for 2017 and I fear I have just realised the half of what I promised at the end of 2016. Let’s take a look on my plans for 2017 1.”I will start with a new album, which will reflect modern styles … Continue reading My year 2017 in review and plans for 2018
It’s time for a little conclusion: I am still full of hope, that I can finish the guitar successfully, though I sounded maybe a bit frustrated yesterday. Now on the next day everything does not look so bad. All little mistakes, which happened yesterday are repairable, or will just affect the look of the guitar … Continue reading Building a guitar: Day nineteen