I finally did it! I purchased my first acoustic guitar kit that I look forward to building over these next couple months and I couldn’t be more excited.
I’ve bought a number of guitars over the years and although some have been expensive, I’ve never had the finances to buy a custom guitar. That just changed today and although I know I’ll have to put it together first, it still feels amazing.
Perhaps you’ve always wanted to build your own guitar or maybe you just want to enjoy watching somebody like me make a fool of themselves doing it. Either way, I hope you’ll enjoy this Guitar Adventures series on building a guitar from kit.
If you’ve been looking to build your own guitar from a guitar kit, you know how important – and how challenging – it can be too choose the right supplier. There are a number of places you can buy an acoustic guitar kit but not every guitar kit is equal.
Whether you’re an experienced luthier or a first-timer, the following acoustic guitar kit buyer’s guide and accompanying video will provide a definitive answer to the question: “Where should I purchase my guitar kit?”
I don’t claim to be an experienced luthier but in the process of building my first guitar I have learned a lot from my friend Dave Appel. In the video below, I sit down with Dave, owner of Scanlon Bros Guitars, and compare notes with him about the best places to buy a guitar kit.
When I first decided to build my first acoustic guitar from a guitar kit, I knew it was going to be a challenge. Looking back now, though, I realize that I didn’t have a clue what I was getting myself into.
Don’t get me wrong…I am LOVING putting this acoustic guitar together! So far it’s been an amazing experience. However, considering I have little instrument-building experience, I feel like I’m a blind man trying to get through a maze.
That’s why, after only a couple weeks of working on this guitar kit, I solicited the help of my friend Dave Appel, owner of Scanlon Bros Guitars. I realized that I would learn so much more from this experience if I had the assistance of an experienced luthier like Dave instead of fumbling around by myself.