After the experience with a self-made guitar, which I have to admit was not that successful, I felt the desire to buy another factory made axe as a personal christmas-gift. Though I am very happy with my main guitar, the BC Rich Stealth, there is always space for another color in the arsenal of a … Continue reading Review: Fender Eric Johnson Thinline
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
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
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
Do you know Murphy’s law? Anything, that can go wrong, will go wrong. This could be a fine headline of this building day. Maybe I had set myself too much under pressure, because I really wanted to pluck a string today. And at last I plucked a string, but wait until I have told the … Continue reading Building a guitar: Day eighteen