So today I looked into building my own guitar. I've been dying to work on some personal projects while having the resources here at MCAD. I think this one is a winner.
There are a lot more technical considerations when making an acoustic guitar, thus I have decided to start out making an electric guitar. PLUS. I already have an acoustic and I've wanted my own electric for who knows how long. This way, I can also have the exact look and feel of my guitar. The cost of making a custom guitar is about $3,000-$4,000 cheaper than buying one, so I win there, and the pure satisfaction is worth all the labor.
I've been researching the feasibility of it all day today. It's not too hard. I can buy templates if I so wish, or I can customize every last bit of it. What I think I need to do now is go to a guitar shop and play around on different guitars and write down every aspect I want to put into my guitar, i.e. scale, neck ratio, wood types, glued or bolted neck, tremolos, etc.
In the mean time, I found this video that was SO rad. It's the Gibson Robot Guitar, retailing for $3,999. (You can eBay it for about $1,500, though.) I couldn't believe my eyes. Could I build one of these? Ha...let's stick to a basic guitar.
The more I got thinking about this, too, I started wondering, "Could I do this for a living?" We'll see kids. But I really want this to become a reality. Mm mm mm! So excited!