petak, 14. prosinca 2012.

Preparing to work in 3 steps

To begin work on the guitar, should have 3 basic elements:

1. The model that we will make
2. Draft guitar in scale 1:1
3. The material from which the guitar making
First of all, we should decide which brand and model guitar we make. Since that decision determines the choice of materials (wood and electronics).The wood, I wrote earlier, that the wood must be dry (less than 12% of the absolute humidity).
Here I choose the most hand-built electric guitar and it's certainly a model Fender Stratocaster.Model Fender Stratocaster, mostly built in the model at all. To me it is the most popular guitars today. Construction should be divided into two parts, making a neck guitar and guitar body. We will build the body of the guitar from 3 parts, from the alder. Alder planks dimensions 500 x 120 x 50 agglutinate with Titebond glue and firmly tighten constraints, and kept at room temperature for 24 hours.Once dry, stuck a piece cut out of the body with the best will in the band saw to shape the next draft. We cut to 1/2 cm more to form a finely groomed by milling or sanding paper.Using a machine for planing body will attenuate to 45 mm thick.This will be done with the rough shape of the guitar body.  Making guitar neck is much more complex job of making the guitar body. We use maple neck and rosewood . Maple will be cut to the size of 750 x 120 x 30  Making guitar neck is much more complex job of making the guitar. For we use maple neck and rosewood (rosewood). Maple will be cut to the size of 750 x 120 x 30 mm. Operation making neck are quite comprehensive so I'll describe the picturesque whole operation of making neck.

 Neck of an electric guitar is the most important part of the electric guitar.

 Neck guitar differs from the type of guitar and to its purpose. Thus, the neck of the bass guitar and is generally longer and thinner for rhythm or solo guitar and shorter. However, making the neck for an electric guitar should be given maximum attention, because of the whole gate depends guitar.

The neck of the guitar in which there is a mechanism for winding wires called the headstock, depends on the shape of the guitar. So there are models of the legendary Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster, and various models of Yamaha and IBANEZ's productions.

Guitar neck is made of maple slab on which the thresholds FINGERBOARD, due to the load at which the moving fingers when playing is usually made of rosewood

Rosewood is not a tree, it is the common name for exotic wood species that are very strong. The most famous mahogany, ebony, rosewood.

The neck of the guitar is fitted steel rod that prevents tension neck strain due to bending wire. Rod has adjustable by screws. Neck with heavy bolts and plates attached to the guitar body.

Second One of the most important parts of the neck are the thresholds. The thresholds are set depending on the length of the neck and the number of fields on the guitar.

Length scale is the distance between the zero threshold and horses, usually expressed in inches or cm. Usually a length of 600 to 700 mm. 12 guitars threshold must be exactly in the middle of the scale, otherwise you can not adjust the intonation of the guitar.

 Once dry, stuck a piece cut out of the body with the best will in the band saw to shape the next draft. We cut to 1/2 cm more to form a finely groomed by milling or brusog paper.
Model Fender Stratocaster, mostly built in the model at all. To me it is the most popular guitars today. Construction should be divided into two parts, 

utorak, 11. prosinca 2012.

Decorating your workshop

To keep your workspace neat and functionally active, layout tools, machinery, equipment and materials must be effectively distributed. The machines should be so arranged that each specifically allowed unrestricted access. Cables for connection should be above or behind the machines that would hinder access and operation. The drain cleaner must be performed outside the workspace of the work area. Hand-held power tools must be the best in cabinets or on shelves, and the desk has to be the only tool you currently need. Certainly not advisable to have more tools on the table and that their cords mixed and intertwined. Material used (wood) is best stored outside the workshops unless workshop is quite spacious. It is optimal that the workshop only one piece of material of the current work. .Hand-held power tools must be the best in cabinets or on shelves, and the desk has to be the only tool you currently need. Certainly not advisable to have more tools on the table and that their cords mixed and intertwined.

This is, without doubt prohibited

That there are rules and customs that something may or must be, so there are no regulations or even . So for the safe operation of the workshop prohibited: work with tools and machines that are defective.
Machinery and electrical tools and machines must be grounded. All electric machines must not be in direct contact with the water or near the water.  Quality of ground equipment or electrical outlets can test yourself.  Insulated wire with bare ends of the short circuit in the outlet line phase with earthed water. If the ground properly, GFCI breaker would currently be excluded from the power grid. WARNING! Do not do this if you're not sure what you want and if you have never worked with electricity.!

Never use a machine tool or if it is a part of the cable or peeled if you see bare wires. Unprotected contact with the wire can be mortally dangerous

ponedjeljak, 26. studenoga 2012.

Safety and security workshop

 Each workshop should have maximum security, safety and comfort requirements for the work. That means working with machines and tools, particularly electric safe, enjoyable and successful. Other terms of the safety and comfort of good lighting job, ambient temperature and humidity. From protection in the workshop is the most important protection against electrical shock, open fire, water and gas.

Machines and tools for woodworking are very sharp, are working on a very high speed, and as such are very dangerous for those who work with them. These machines must be grounded to protect against voltage breakdown to ground and the possibility of electrical shock to the machine operator.
Work on machinery requires specific physical and technical protection. So for work on tools and machinery required protective clothing, footwear, eyewear and gloves, and protection from noise (earmuffs)
Since the workshop gathering dust, sawdust and wood waste, in such a place forbidden heating ovens with an open flame. Top central heating with radiators, electric radiators or hot air.

Accesssories, handtools, parts.

 Besides the machines, and power tools, builder has to possess a number of other hand tools, accessories and parts: Thus the need several types of chisels, screwdrivers, pliers, various files, knives for plastic and wood, clamps carpentry, miscellaneous screws, nails, sandpaper, glue, various solvents and paint removers, paint.
All the small parts needed to build a guitar, you should have a variety of boxes and drawers to hold small parts, that the same would not be lost or confused. Does not need to say that the workshop must always by order and cleanliness, so that the necessary replacements can be found at the right time. As the workshop regularly creates huge dust should have a device to vacuum and dust extraction (special vacuums ). Dust from wood that is processed does not need to throw as the same may be used to fill cavities in wood.

nedjelja, 25. studenoga 2012.

Luthier's Workshop

The basic equipment of small workshops to build guitars, should be equipped as follows: - Work table size 150x80 cm plate coated with a thick cloth -Chair - Work lamp above the table minimum 80 W - Storage for small items - Police on the wall for greater things - Wardrobe to store guitars - Heating furnace - Recycle Bin - Hole in the wall with a fan.

Here are the table construction dimensions:
BILL OF MATERIALS (to build 2 tables)
(1)3/4" x 4' x 8' Sanded Exterior Plywood
(1)1/2" x 4' x 8' Plywood
(14)2" x 4" x 8' Premium Studs
(4)1/4" x 3/4" x 8' Pine Flat Screen Moulding
(80)#10 x 3" Wood Screws
(50)#10 x 2-1/2" Wood Screws
(50)#8 x 1-1/2" Construction Screws
(1)Box of 3d Finishing Nails
(1)16 oz Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Glue
(See cutting schedule below)

For the construction of the guitar needs a lot of tools, but the most essential tool to basics works is as follows: - Jigsaw-quality - Circular saws - Grinder for wood - Distributed to various - Pliers - Hammers various metal - Rubber hammer - Carpenter discipline - Drill - Milling.

This is the most basic tool builder must have to be able to perform the basic operations of processing wood. For comfortable work requires a lot of equipment, tools and machinery. So, the conclusion; building guitars is not at cheap interest.

The most popular models for a homemade guitar

Fans of electric guitars have different tastes for models of electric guitar. However, there are generally a few models that are built up. So today is made up of Fender, Gibson, Ibanez and Yamaha guitars. Of these brands the most common  models, "Fender Telecaster", "Fender Stratocaster", "Gibson Les Paul" "Ibanez Jem" and Paul Red Smits (PRS).
For these brands, there are a number of models and submodels.
 In this blog, will be described by way of construction of each of these models.

The first electric guitar

In the 1930s, Hawaiian music enjoyed widespread popularity in the United States. However, Hawaiian music featured the guitar as the main melodic instrument, and the volume of acoustic guitars was insufficient for large audiences. Beauchamp, an enthusiast and player of Hawaiian music, mounted a magnetic pickup on his acoustic steel guitar to produce an electrical signal that was electronically amplified to drive a loudspeaker, producing a much louder sound. After discovering that his system produced copious amounts of unwanted feedback from sympathetic vibration of the guitar's body, Beauchamp reasoned that acoustic properties were actually undesirable in an electric instrument.

Beauchamp had helped develop the Dobro resonator guitar and co-founded the National String Instrument Corporation. Through these businesses, he was acquainted with Rickenbacker, who owned the machine company that manufactured the aluminum resonators and brass bodies for the instruments. With Rickenbacker's help, Beauchamp designed a lap steel guitar with a solid aluminum body and neck. Rickenbacker produced the instruments from 1932 to 1939.
The "frying pan" was the first electric lap steel guitar ever produced, and arguably the very first electric guitar. George Beauchamp created the instrument in 1931, and it was subsequently manufactured by Rickenbacker Electro. The instrument—officially the model A-22—earned its nickname because its circular body and long neck make it resemble a frying pan.
It was designed to cash in on the popularity of Hawaiian music in the 1930s. The instrument was made of cast aluminum, and featured a pickup that incorporated a pair of horseshoe magnets that arched over the strings. Beauchamp and machinist Adolph Rickenbacker began selling the Frying Pan in 1932, but Beauchamp was not awarded a patent for his idea until 1937, which allowed other guitar companies to produce electric guitars in the same period.

History of electric guitar

Invented in 1931, the electric guitar became a necessity as jazz musicians sought to amplify their sound in the big band format. During the 1950s and 1960s, the electric guitar became the most important instrument in pop music. It has evolved into a stringed musical instrument that is capable of a multitude of sounds and styles. It served as a major component in the development of rock and roll and many other genres of music.

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses. The most common guitar pickup uses the principle of direct electromagnetic induction. The signal generated by an electric guitar is too weak to drive a loadspeaker so it is amplified before sending it to a loudspeaker. Since the output of an electric guitar is an electric signal, the signal may easily be altered using electronic circuits to add "color" to the sound. Often the signal is modified using effects such as reverb and distortion