Making An Electric Guitar from Oak (part 1 of 9)

Following my fairly successful ukelele build recently, I decided up the stakes a bit and have a go at building an electric guitar.  I’d never built a guitar before.

I would start by making the neck.  I used oak which came from some salvaged hat and coat stands – I had to cut them to length, thickness plane them and then laminate two pieces together to give me a workpiece which was the right size.  Then I could mark up where the headstock and nut would be, and also where the neck would meet the body.

Making A Ukelele - the entire build (Quick Version!)

This is a 15 minute video featuring the entire ukelele build in high speed with no talking.  If you'd like more detail, please check out the full 6 part series.  

Free plans can be found on the Resources page of my website.

Making A Ukelele (part 6 of 6)

In this video I finish the ukelele build, play a bit of Stiarway To Heaven and talk about my final thoughts on the project.

Making A Ukelele (part 5 of 6)

In this video I glue on the bridge, finish gluing up the body, string up the ukelele for the first time and do some sanding ready for finish

Making A Ukelele (part 4 of 6)

In this video I make a fretboard for the ukelele

Making A Ukelele (part 3 of 6)

In this video, I make the headstock, neckblock and I bend the sides using an unusual method

Making A Ukelele (part 2 of 6)

In this video, I work on the headstock, neck block and bend the sides of the ukelele using a unusual method

Making A Ukelele (part 1 of 6)

In this video I start making a neck for a ukelele.  The next series of videos for me will be all about the ukelele build.