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Rick Andrews and other experts answers guitar repair questions
For almost one year, guitar luther Rick Andrews answered your guitar repair questions. After recieving over 500 questions
we put together the most popular questions and answers. Today, we are involving other great guitar
builders and will continue to expand this area in the future. This section will no longer be interactive but you should
find most of your guitar building and repair questions have already been answered in this section.
We are now stocking and selling electric guitar kits. By establishing a working relationship with two manufacturing plants
we now offer many electric guitar kits. Some of the styles include the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Explorer, Flying V, Les Paul, PRS, and the Warlock.
More will be added every couple months. If you are looking to find an inexpensive alternative to purchasing a new guitar you might want to
consider a guitar kit from your friends at EvO:R.
See the guitar Kits Here
How to Build an Electric Guitar Kit
By Michael Cantrell
Building your own electric guitar kit is a great hobby for any serious guitarist to take up.
These kits come fully loaded with all of the pieces you need to build a custom guitar.
You will be able to give your guitar its own paint job and a truly unique look. You will
be able to enjoy building the very same instrument you love to play, and can draw an
incredible feeling of accomplishment knowing that the six-string machine strapped
around your shoulders was built by your own two hands.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions.
Things You'll Need:
Step 1 - Decide what type of electric guitar kit you want to put together. There are many different models available. One popular style is the carved-top body style, or the Fender Strat body style. You can find these kits at a variety of online instrument dealers and shops. (See Resources.)
Step 2 - Prepare a work space to build your electric guitar kit. You will need to have a clean and stable work table, preferably in a garage or basement. You will be doing a lot of painting and finishing, so find a space with good ventilation; otherwise, you will need to take the pieces outside to paint them so you do not inhale toxic fumes from the paint. Cover the work table with a soft cloth or newspaper to protect both the table and the guitar pieces.
Step 3 - Tear several long strips of masking tape off a roll. Then apply these strips of tape to the fretboard on the neck of the guitar.
Step 4 - Apply a coat of wood lacquer finish to the headstock at the top of the neck, as well as to the back of the neck of the guitar. Allow it to dry for a day or so, then apply a second coat to the neck and headstock. After the finish has had adequate time to dry, you can peel off the tape from the fretboard.
Step 5 - Sand the body of the guitar. Use some low-grade sandpaper to sand the front and back of the guitar body, until the entire surface is completely smooth on both sides. Use an old rag or T-shirt to wipe away the sawdust that accumulated during the sanding process.
Step 6 - Primer the guitar body on both sides. After you have applied the coat of primer, wait at least 24 hours before doing any further work. After the primer has dried, you will need to sand the runs lightly to make the surface of the body smooth once again.
Step 7 - Apply one coat of spray paint to both sides of the guitar body. Make sure the coat is even on both sides and that you didn't miss any spots. Allow the paint to dry, then apply a second coat on top of the first coat.
Step 8 - Attach the neck of the guitar to the body of the instrument. There should be a cut-out section on the body that the neck will fit into; you simply take a screwdriver and secure the neck to the body using the metal plate and screws that came in your kit. Pop the tuners into the tuning peg of the headstock at the top of the neck and use screws to hold them in place.
Step 9 - Prepare your soldering iron and then wire the control plate. Take one of the contact wires in the center of the control plate and use the soldering iron to solder the wire to the volume pot. Take the second wire and make a solder connection to the tone port located next to the volume pot. Solder the wire that is attached to the volume pot to the metal input jack from your guitar kit.
Step 10 - Place the pick guard on the body of the guitar and screw it in place using your Philips-head screwdriver. The pick guard not only helps to protect the body of your guitar from being scratched by your pick, but also helps complete the look and style of your guitar.
Step 11 - Slide the wires from your guitar pickups down into the holes in the body that are designed for your pickups, and fit the pickups in the holes. All the wires should come down to the spot where the control plate will be installed, at the bottom of the body of the guitar. Use your soldering iron to connect all of the black pickup wires to the volume pot and the white wires to the toggle switch on the control plate. Screw the control plate in place securely.
Step 12 - Use the screwdriver to connect the bridge to the body of the guitar. Snap your volume and tone knobs and your toggle switch onto the control plate. Put new strings on your guitar, and you are ready to play.
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around. Every guitar kit is
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