I must admit that I really don’t consider myself a guitar builder. I am a guitar assembler. I do not have the tools or time to actually build a guitar from scratch.
Someday I hope to have the tools and time, but for now I will:
- Focus on playing the guitars I have.
- Occasionally upgrade parts on the guitars I have.
- Help others rebuild guitars from parts we can gather.
- Enjoy the artistry that goes into guitars and realize I am a long way away from anything that qualifies as art.
The other night the friend who found the body blanks brought over a neck he purchased from guitarfetish.com. I have a random strat body and most of the leftover parts from Wolverine, so we’re going to combine them into a complete guitar for him! He wants to upgrade the tuners with locking tuners (good idea). He would probably accept my old pick ups, but I’m not in a position to get new ones anytime soon. So one more project has begun!
But really, the focus I need to have is on playing. Or more importantly, learning to play. More on that later.