If you’re like me (and you have my sincerest sympathies if you are), then you need the occasional reminder of just how guitars are wired up so they actually work.
Thanks to a quick google search, here are two quick pics for remembering how to wire up a jack from Guitar Nucleus.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, I finished putting the Star Wars guitar together. I set the intonation, string height, pick up height, truss rod, etc., so it seems to be pretty good. For some reason I waited until the very end to actually plug it in to my amp. It was late. The kids were already asleep. I’d been watching tv with my wife while I worked on the guitar. Whatever reason, it was very disappointing to get it all together and set up only to have it not work when I plugged it in.
That’s right, it did NOT work. No sound. Nothing.
I fiddled with it. I tested my headphone amp (a Digitech RP200) on another guitar, which worked fine. Finally, I decided it would have to wait until morning.
Then I proceeded to spend the entire rest of the night reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Very enjoyable book. Especially for my age demographic. A fun read and worth being exhausted for fencing the next day.