Hi guys,
This was my first build using a pine 2x1 for the neck and a Punch cigar box. I decided to go for a through neck design with the neck glued on as that seemed to be the easiest and I didn't want to be over ambitious for my first build. The main problem I had was putting the tuners onto the head as the tuners I had were from a classical guitar but I didn't have means to cut the hole through the neck necessary for the tuners to slot into. So I just decided that as they were individual tuners I would use them as normal tuners. To make sure I had enough tension on the strings I went for a under slung set of tuners which worked surprisingly well. I was quite happy with the volume but the action of the guitar isn't great but gives me plenty of things to think about for my next project. I can see how people get addicted to these lovely instruments.

This site has been a huge help in making my first guitar and I look forward making my next guitar ASAP.
Keep building !
WillLloyd

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Comment by WillLoyd on February 24, 2014 at 8:56am
Yeah I would have used a hard wood but that's all I had to use. For my next one I'm gonna do a hardwood laminate
Comment by Muddy Creek Guitars on February 23, 2014 at 11:29pm
I didn't put the two together. I had seen your pictures and didn't realize that they were posted by the same person as this discussion. If you want to post pics in your discussion......
When you start to type, a tool bar should pop up. For me, it doesn't work on my iPad, I have to use a PC.
Hope this helps!
Comment by WillLoyd on February 22, 2014 at 7:23am
I wasn't sure how to put pics on the blog post so I just uploaded some photos
Comment by Muddy Creek Guitars on February 22, 2014 at 12:16am
Congrats on you first build!
There will be more, many more...........
Post pictures so we can see it!!!
Comment by John Sawyer on February 21, 2014 at 10:45pm

Glad you have your first under your belt.  I'm surprised at the pine, as it's soft and a little bendy.  I'd start with Poplar on the next one:  soft enough to shape, hard enough to hold it's shape.  Any pics?

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