If you have played the guitar for a while, the idea that you can build one with your own hands might seem far-fetched. After all, building a guitar is requires some experience, tools and some craftsmanship. Thanks to guitar kits, you can build your own custom guitar kit. Did you know that is possible to make a custom guitar while not having to machine anything? You only need to have some accessories in place, and you are ready to go.
Building a guitar
From the parts you get in the custom kit, you can start by shaping the headstock and fitting it to the body. From there, you can start adding the strings. You will also need some additional materials to complete the construction process. Some of these materials include things like sealants, sand papers, and a burnishing compound as well. Not just that, you will also need to rely on some expert advice, especially if you are just trying. Here are some basic steps followed when assembling the guitar.
Install the hardware on the headstock
You need to have some hardware on the headstock. As such, you will have to install things tuners in the predrilled holes. Fitting the tuners should be pretty simple for someone that understands how to couple bolts and nuts. Depending on the headstock you have, you might also think about having some string trees or a nut at the fretboard.
Combine the neck to the body
Here, you can either bolt or glue these parts together. If these units have pre drilled holes that match, you might have to bolt them together. Some setups are best assembled by gluing them together, which will technically require you to wait before the set up to dry completely.
Install the bridge
The installation of the bridge depends on the type you select. Some units can be secured using a couple of bolts. Others might require some bit of precision measurements. Thus, remember this when shopping for custom guitar kits to avoid having any surprises later.
Install the pickups
This process might take some time. Moreover, it also requires some basic soldering skills. If you are building a guitar for the first time, it is advisable to start with simple pickups. A good pickup to start with is the single-pickup as it does not require sophisticated wiring.
Install remaining accessories
This is virtually the final thing you will do during your installation. The good thing about things like volume knobs, strap buttons, strap locks, and other simple hardware is that they are easy to install. You can get the job done in a few minutes.