There are tips and tidbits in there that would take years to figure out on my own.”, “I want to give John a big ‘thumbs up’ for creating the most important and enjoyable guitar painting ‘how to’ series on the market today. PAINT YOUR OWN GUITAR’s, ‘HOW TO Create A Factory Guitar Finish With Just A Couple Of Spray Cans’ was designed to teach you the PROPER way to paint a guitar, and to reduce, and even ELIMINATE, the learning curve. Will Kelly is a highly respected guitar builder and vintage guitar expert who owns and operates Hard Knocks Guitars in Cary, North Carolina. You’re doing it with SPRAY CANS. Create Your DIY Guitar SONGBOOKS + Bonus PDF Songbook. I want to find a blank stamp for putting chords onto pages. * These books can make for exceptional gifts for friends who play guitar or piano. The books are easy to follow and the vinyl maskings… man! Guitar painting has now become one of my passionate hobbies, and in the future, I plan to build a business working on, and finishing guitars. John does a remarkable job of walking you through the entire painting process. For every two enthusiasts, there are four opinions on how properly to fill woodgrain. Thanks for sharing Sharon. Make Your Own Electric Guitar (Melvyn Hiscock, ISBN 0-7137-1706-8) Probably the single best book on making solid body electric guitars and basses. But they have a free trial subscription you can get. * For you business-oriented fellas – I am sorry, but remember that you cannot sell these books due to copyrights on the songs and the chord sheets. Just one word of warning, to build your own guitar does require a lot of specialised tools, (some of which you could make yourself - also detailed in the book), and fairly expensive materials to do the job right. showing 'how to' If you are going to build a bolt on neck fender style guitar then this is the perfect reference. But I think the most important thing is that your books spell it out so clearly that I had the confidence to try new things. No stoned has been left unturned in painting your own guitar with the PAINT YOUR OWN GUITAR process. I wish I had never waited. The box design is acoustically less critical than that for hi-fi or PA systems, but proper construction is essential. In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. And, that’s – producing KILLER FACTORY-LIKE GUITAR FINISHES. it earns a place in my bookcase! ← The 8 Reasons Why Nobody Wants to Hear YOU Play Guitar, The 6 Problems Causing People to QUIT Guitar: How to Eliminate Them All and Become The Guitarist of Your Dreams →. You can also go for 300 and I did it myself a few times, but I do not recommend that – because the book comes out weighing too much and tends to start falling apart after a few months of use, especially if you haul it around and travel a lot (which still can be solved by binding it again before it's starting to tear apart). I'm no woodworker so need prescise info ......... draw your own conclusion. In this book, Will Kelly cuts through all that noise and shows how, with a little patience and some inexpensive tools, the average person can turn a modest investment into a gig-worthy instrument and perhaps even a lifelong hobby. Some have 30 songs in them, some have a 1000. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 25, 2012. ‘HOW TO Create A Factory Guitar Finish‘ is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step method that educates you, and gives you the confidence and skill to be able to produce stunning factory-like guitar finishes – all without using ANY expensive equipment. Attempting to paint your own guitar can seem like a very daunting task. He had this book called “10,000 chord shapes” (I swear that's a real book!) Start gathering list of songs over a few weeks, songs that you want to include in your chord book. Yes this book covers a Fender style guitar, but that is exactly what I wanted. Be the first to ask a question about How to Build Electric Guitars. Hey Cooper; for my on stage book I use a three ring binder with plastic protector sheets. * Why stop at one book? So far I have gathered seven books that are filled with music that I love and they are a blast to play around with. Fortunately, in recent years, the market for affordable electric guitar kits has exploded. Excellent book on the subject of lutherie. Excellent colour photos, unlike some books which are b&w, (this is 2012 !!!!!) Leaning on his years of expertise and more than 500 photographs, Kelly presents the world of kit-built guitars in a sensible, progressive fashion, beginning with a simple bolt-on Strat-style kit and continuing on to a Tele-style guitar, a set-neck LP Junior–style model, and finally a custom double-neck mash-up. P.S. A veteran guitar-maker, Will Kelly is also a regular contributor to Vintage Guitar magazine and the owner of Hard Knocks Guitars. Now painting guitars has become a passion for me and I have you alone to thank for making that possible.”, “I saw the ads for Paint Your Own Guitar for several years before I finally purchased the book. (Especially if you got a tablet that you’re not afraid to bring to campfires…). If you’re one of those people who is hesitant about ordering because you learn better by watching, THIS FOOTAGE WILL SHOW YOU THE PAINT YOUR OWN GUITAR PAINTING AND FINISHING TECHNIQUES AND MORE. 1-Click ordering is not available for this item. I am building a Tele with body and neck from Precision Guitars in Vancouver. I like to use 24 lb paper as it lasts longer, doesn’t bleed thru. In conclusion, great book but you'd be well-advised to acquire some woodworking skills before starting on the project; this will save time, prevent heartache, and save you money. Guitar: The Circle of Fifths for Guitarists: Learn and Apply Music Theory for Guitar, Most guitarists dream of building their own custom guitar. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published This item: How to Build Electric Guitars: The Complete Guide to Building and Setting Up Your Own Custom Guitar by Will Kelly Paperback $29.99 In Stock. I would be glad to email them to you! John Gleneicki has been painting guitars professionally for over 25 years. Unable to add item to Wish List. “Tiled” is a great free app to create attractive collages on your phone.

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