Guitar Works

Guitar Works Beginner Builds
Series: Guitar Works. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,090. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Vocational, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
This guide can help you to learn how to build your own custom guitar. This guide starts out with two beginner builds, An SG body and an LP body. Start to finish, follow the progress as the guitars both start as bodies and progress to finished, custom guitars. Work includes, scale changes, bridge installation, neck mounting, wiring and more... Color photos.
Guitar Works: Finish Work
Series: Guitar Works. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2016 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Musical instruments
This manual will provide that step by step instruction to guide you in learning to apply a perfect finish to your guitar. I have provided examples of Both Acrylic and Nitrocellulose lacquer, and full paints as well as spot repairs on various instruments in my shop
Guitar Works Volume Four: The CD60 Build
Series: Guitar Works. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,710. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Vocational, Nonfiction » Music » Musical instruments
The Fender CD60 Build. The idea was to build a Studio guitar. I wanted a guitar that I didn't have to worry about scratching up if I dragged it out for late night playing sessions. In the same breath I wanted a guitar that would give me consistent sound. I wanted a pinless bridge. A neck setup with a compound radius fretboard. I also wanted a $100.00 budget build that played like a $500.00 build.
Guitar Works Volume One: The AdjustOvation build
Series: Guitar Works. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2017 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Musical instruments, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Vocational trades
This is a step by step custom Ovation build. Installing a roller bridge, tremolo, Piezo discs and a humbucker. Starting from the shell of the donor guitar and continuing on to the completed guitar. Along the way you will learn finish work and get a good idea of how to approach your own custom guitar build...
Guitar Works Volume Three: Custom Builds Two
Series: Guitar Works. Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 17,140. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Strings, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Vocational trades
The AdjustOvation Build: This is a complete start to finish custom build. The base is an Ovation Applause with the upper bout holes, turned into a custom jazz guitar. I planned out this build and then put the pieces together for it over a few months while buying other parts for my guitar site. Covers Stripping - Fitment - Prep and Sanding - Priming - Paint - Final assembly. Over 80 color photos.
Guitar Works Volume Two: Custom Builds 1
Series: Guitar Works. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Reference, Nonfiction » Music » Musical instruments
This manual will provide step by step instruction to guide you to figure out what your needs are for a custom built guitar on a budget. Where to find the parts, how to do the work and more. I will build a custom SG in my shop. Change the scale on the guitar. Modify the neck to fit, wire it, install pickups and more. I will also give tips and pointers as I do the build and fully photograph it.
Guitar Works Volume Eight: Seven String Jazz Acoustic
Series: Guitar Works. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2018 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
This is a seven string acoustic project. I started with a damaged acoustic guitar as a base: Stripped the neck and top off and began my build on this basic skeleton. The work covered includes building a soundboard; gluing the soundboard to the body and all that entails. Building a custom rosewood bridge and string peg pod: Designing and building the top and much more...
Guitar Works Volume Five: Neck Refret
Series: Guitar Works. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 930. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2018 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Trades crafts
This manual is designed to get you comfortable with doing your own neck repairs, refretting jobs and cutting, shaping and installing your own nut or saddle. It covers a complete rebuild of a damaged neck: Fret board removal, truss rod installation; it will show you how to radius the new board and install new frets.
Guitar Works Volume Seven: Bone Nut and Saddle
Series: Guitar Works. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2018 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Vocational trades
This manual will show you how to take a bone blank and turn it into a saddle; how to get the shape and measurements you need to accomplish it: How to install it and set it up to your own tastes. This manual covers repairs that can save you hundreds of dollars in a professional shop. It can allow you to save money purchasing guitars that need work and doing the work yourself...
Guitar Works Volume Six: Repair a broken neck
Series: Guitar Works. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2018 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Construction
This will cover a snapped neck, where the neck is cracked in two. How to make a lasting repair and the order in which to do the multiple repairs you will need to perform to do that.
Guitar Works Volume Nine
Series: Guitar Works. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2018 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Vocational trades, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
I began this scrap wood build with only a neck that I was reluctant to throw away and a body blank I had made from some recycled roof rafters and abandoned for a year. I looked over the drawers in my shop cabinets and decided I could pull enough parts together to do the build that would save that orphaned guitar neck and body blank. And that is how the Scrap Wood project began.