About Us

Welcome to Rough Cut DIY!

Are you a musician? Are you a do-it-yourself (DIY) type? Or, are you aspiring to be either one? If you answered YES to any of those questions, then you are in the right place. Even if you answered NO to all of them, you might find some quality entertainment as we show you how we build our own musical gear and various other music related projects. Maybe it’ll inspire you to build your own. Who knows?

We will be covering topics on how to make a guitar and guitar building in general such as: Designing and building your own custom guitar (and not from a guitar kit), luthier tips and techniques, building a guitar neck, guitar body, templates, routing pickup and control cavities, truss rods, headstock, fret board, inlays, binding, fretting and fret dressing, paint and finishing, installing pickups and electronics, guitar setup, and much more. The Guitar Building series is intended to show in depth how we built two custom guitars from scratch, from start to finish (including the mess-up’s).

We will also be featuring some other topics such as building guitar effects pedals, pedal boards, and other useful do it yourself projects like a guitar speaker cabinet, studio monitor stands, and others.

Also, please take advantage of some of the resources we’ve found to be useful. A lot of research has been put into designing and building our projects, finding parts, books, and other learning materials, as well as some good old trial and error. That’s what makes doing it yourself fun! But, we do offer some outside resources to get you started, if you’re starting out. We all gotta start somewhere. Right?

As a disclaimer, if you try any of these projects for yourself, do so at your own risk. Please take proper safety precautions when using tools, etc. And if you don’t know how to do something safely, then please ask somebody who does. We all know that there have been plenty of musicians out there who have been successful while missing limbs, fingers, being blind, etc…. We’re just saying that you don’t have to be one of them (if you aren’t already, of course).

Anyhow, we thank you very much for taking your time to stop by our site. We hope to bring you lots of interesting content. So, please keep coming back!!

And while you’re at it… Say HELLO! We welcome ALL new friends and feedback.

– The Rough Cut DIY Team

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