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How To Play Electric Guitar

The designer, Les Paul, at last sold his invention with a guitar shape as he felt that was what folk expected of an electrical guitar, not because any particular shape was really necessary to make music

Author: John Woods
Date: May 5, 2011 - 3:26:11 PM


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The first electrical guitar was a train line sleeper with strings.

The designer, Les Paul, eventually sold his invention with a guitar shape as he felt that was what folks expected of an electrical guitar, not because any precise shape was really necessary to make music. One thing you wish to get straight on now is you won't save cash by making your own guitar. If you need an inexpensive electrical guitar, there's one with your name on it at your nearest music shop. So if you want yourself as a designer, you might try making an electric guitar to your own specs but you will need certain materials to work with. The very first thing you'll need is a liking for working with wood.

The following is an armoury of electric tools like drills, routers, saws, and tricky bits of hardware. Your environment is also imperative. You'll need a workspace which isn't too cold or damp or dry! When you design your place made electrical guitar, you're going to need to know how long your neck will be and how far apart your frets will be. You'll also have a variety of the basic shape of the head of your guitar - the part that holds the tuning pegs. You already understand that a pickup close to the neck gives a deeper sound than a pickup close to the bridge. The placement and configuration of the pickups on an electrical guitar is a science in itself. Solid body electrical guitars are frequently made from maple, ash, mahogany, alder, basswood or nut because they possess proved sound qualities for guitar making. You're going to need to get your wood from a sawmill in lengths rather larger than required for guitar making, and you are going to need to chop the wood down to size before making your guitar. You will also need hardware like machine heads, pick guards, fret wire, bridge and whammy bar mechanism. You may also need hardware if you use a strap-on neck.

For the electronic parts of your electric guitar, you may need pickups - single coil or humbucker, shielding to scale back hum and associated knobs, nuts and grommets. The initial job in making your own electrical guitar is making a template of your instrument from plywood. The template is your actual pattern for your finished guitar, and needs to be made with care. If you find yourself taking quick fixes at this time you might as well stop this project and carry on with the home brewing you started two winters gone.

If you do not get a good programme you will not get good support. If your not a self motivation, then trying to make a guitar is not for you but if you're then ensure you have a good support. You can always search on the web for guitar articles that may help you on the way to making and learning to play the guitar.


If you do not get a good programme you won't get good support. If your not a self motivation, then trying to make a guitar is not for you but if you're then make certain you have a good support. You can always search on the web for guitar articles that can help you on the way to making and learning how to play guitar.



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