This all-colour, fully illustrated practical book brings the unique Haynes "Build Your Own" approach to a new audience. Comprehensive step-by-step procedures show both novice and experienced guitarists how to build their very own unique, high-spec custom Stratocaster-type instrument, tailor-made for their needs, for far less than the cost of buying a factory-built equivalent. Various body, neck and hardware options are covered to suit all requirements, along with advice on how to build a guitar to give the desired sound. Details of fine-tuning, along with set-up advice, it helps to ensure that the finished guitar will be a joy to own and play.
Sourcing body parts - alder, swamp ash or mahogany body; maple and rosewood or pure maple neck; standard or jumbo frets; locking or classic tuners; single or triple-ply pickguard; neck plate, jacksocket and strap button options; bridge options. Electrics and electronics - budget, classic or 'Texas Specials' pickups; pots and switches; wiring options; 'active' options. Finish options - spraying nitrocellulose or urethane; undercoat options; neck finishes; sunburst options. Assembly and tools required - basic neck and body assembly and alignment; building the electrics 'off body'; tuners, string trees and bridge/trem. Fine tuning - neck and trem alignment; fret finishing; stringing options and intonation; radius issues; truss-rod adjustment; pick-up fine-tuning; detailed set-up.
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 13th December 2012
Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59
Weight (kg): 0.77