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The Great Guitar Build-off

Alex Saucet

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I started woodworking about 3 years ago, looking for a way to relax and build something with my hands on weekends after working all week as a software engineer. I started by making mostly shop projects, and slowly got into finer woodworking (small furniture, more advanced joinery).
For a long time I've been dreaming of building a guitar but I thought it would be impossible with the tools and skills I have. A few months ago I finally gave it a shot and LOVED it.
This will be my 3rd guitar build from scratch. I will use a pre-slotted fretboard from StewMac but everything else will be built from rough lumber.
I work mostly with hand tools, but use a jigsaw to cut the body outline and a router to carve out the body cavities. I love old hand tools and find it more pleasant to work with quiet tools and take my time to do most of the work by hand.

You can visit my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwPimx2-FB8SeqiRtYCy8ZQ

You can see the video of my final build here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gub3fc7Jf0k

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