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In 2021, ANYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE A GUITAR ! So here’s a comprehensive guide to guitar making for anyone who’s always dreamed of building a guitar from scratch, no matter if you already know your way around woodworking or not.

This is the first part of a two-part tutorial and it covers everything you should know before you actually start cutting the wood. The tutorial is a summary of every piece of information I could gather during my rather short guitar making journey. In any case, I hope it will help you!

I don’t know when the second part will be released but it shouldn’t take too long.
If you want to, you can follow me on https://www.instagram.com/tchiksguitars/

In the meantime, here is the list of everything mentioned in the video, with links whenever I could find them:

01 HAND TOOLS

* Japanese pull saw: Gyokucho Ryoba 9½
* Fretsaws: Knew Concept Fret Saw
— https://www.fine-tools.com/knew-concepts-fretsaw.html
I also use a Bahco Fret Saw 302
—https://www.amazon.fr/Bahco-BAH302-302-Fretsaw/dp/B0001IX78S
* Rasp: Shinto Rasp
—https://www.fine-tools.com/shintorasp.html
* Clamps:
** Bessey Kliklamp
—https://www.fine-tools.com/hebelzwinge.html
** Juuma Body Clamps
—https://www.fine-tools.com/bodyclamp.html
** Silverline Bar Clamps
—https://www.amazon.fr/Silverline-VC62-Serre-joint-dormant-Aluminium/dp/B000LFXIFS
* Chisels: Stanley Bailey Chisels
— https://www.amazon.fr/Stanley-16-401-Bailey-de-ciseaux-5-pi%C3%A8ces/dp/B003HGH3W2
* Hand drill: Milwaukee M12
* Bits: Stanley wood drill bits, Irwin spade bits, Leman Forstner bits
* Spokeshave: can’t remember where I bought it, either Dieter Schmid Fine Tools or Dictum
* Handplanes:
** Stanley n°62 :
— https://www.amazon.fr/Riflard-n%C2%B062-Longueur-355m-Largeur/dp/B005GVCFOW/ref=pd_sbs_60_1
** Juuma Rabbet/Block Plane:
— https://www.fine-tools.com/juuma-falzhobel.html
* Metal file: Sandvik metal files (the one in the video is the straight one, cut n°3, with a safe edge
Marking knife:
* Veritas marking knife:
— https://www.axminstertools.com/veritas-workshop-striking-knife-504089
* Marking gauge:
— https://www.fine-tools.com/veritas-marking-gauges.html
* Digital caliper: any cheap digital caliper will work
* Soldering station:
— https://www.amazon.fr/Kohree-Kit-soudure-souder-%C3%A9lectronique/dp/B07VHJ42PS
* Glues: PVA et CA glues are Soudal (Belgian brand); CA glue accelerator from Chestnut
* Fretcutter: mine is a DIY made from a Knipex cable cutter
— https://www.amazon.fr/99-11-250-d%C3%A9multiplication-atramentis%C3%A9e/dp/B0043XGDUG
* Radius Sanding Block: mine is a DIY but you could try Madinter.com or Tonefactory.nl
* Fret slot cutting saw:
— https://www.thomann.de/gb/maxparts_js_bs1257_fret_saw_125_057.htm
* Fret crowning file:
— https://www.thomann.de/gb/gewa_bundfeile_150mm_hieb_3.htm
* Radius gauge:
— https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_radius_gauge_smooth_2_set.htm
* Fretboard guard:
— https://www.thomann.de/gb/goeldo_ws045_fretboard_guard.htm
* Fret rocker:
— https://www.thomann.de/gb/rockcare_fret_rocker_fret_levelling.htm

02 POWER TOOLS:

* Bandsaw: Makita LB1200F
* Router: Dewalt D26204
* Oscillating Spindle Sander: Triton TSPS450
Router bits:
* CMT Orange tools template bit (911.160.11)
* CMT Orange tools flush trim bit (906.095.11)
* Stanley 6.35 mm straight bit

03 TONEWOODS
https://www.madinter.com
For those of you who don’t have the milling machines (table saw, planer, jointer), I highly recommend this web store for anything guitar-making-related!

04 PLANS

Guitar Templates Archive

05 HARDWARE

* Knobs: https://www.thomann.de/fr/fender_dome_knops.htm
* Pickguard: https://www.thomann.de/fr/dandrea_t_pickguard_black_sparkle.htm
* Jack plate: https://www.thomann.de/fr/allparts_retrofit_jackplate_t_style_ch.htm
* Switch tip: https://www.thomann.de/fr/allparts_t_style_switch_knobs_bk.htm
* String Ferrules: https://www.thomann.de/fr/fender_saitenhuelsen.htm
* Neck plate: https://www.thomann.de/fr/fender_neck_plate_vintage_plain_chrom.htm
* Tuners: https://www.thomann.de/fr/fender_amstdtuner_mechaniken.htm
* Strap buttons: https://www.thomann.de/fr/gotoh_epb3_chrome_strap_buttons.htm
* Wiring parts: https://www.thomann.de/fr/allparts_t_style_wiring_kit.htm
* Capacitor: https://www.thomann.de/fr/tad_cap_orange_drop_47nf_600v.htm
* Control Plate: https://www.thomann.de/fr/fender_control_plate_tele.htm
* Pickups: https://www.thomann.de/fr/seymour_duncan_hot_t_style_set.htm
* Trussrod: https://www.thomann.de/fr/goeldo_ws44g_trussrod.htm
* Frets: https://www.thomann.de/fr/fender_standard_guitar_frets.htm
* Nut: https://www.thomann.de/fr/warwick_nut_for_fender_style_e_guitar.htm
* Bridge: https://www.thomann.de/fr/gotoh_bs_tc1s_t_style_bridge_c.htm

06 DOWNLOADABLE CUTLIST

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0:00 Intro
2:02 Guitar choice
2:23 Tools
11:23 Hardware & Electronics
12:26 Wood selection
15:08 Plan
17:54 Cut list
20:57 Workspace, time, budget, experience

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