"How right you are! I didn't decide to build a guitar to save money but I had no idea it would cost more than twice the kit on tools. It's been a great process and I'm proud of my work but I'm not sure what my answer would be if I…"
"You will spend less money by a large margin to just buy an inexpensive quality guitar like the Antonio Hermosa classsicals. I have built many instruments here at my house in the garage and I could have bought a nice taylor or gibson for the amount…"
"Interesting site - thanks for the tip! I actually ended up going with a Stewmac kit. Picked it up a few months ago which is as long as it has taken me to get halfway through the project. But I'm not in a rush. Very cool idea, building your own…"
"Grizzly also sells kits and some of the tools and good instructions needed to build their kits, cheaper than others, Check their site @ www.grizzly.com . You can build a kit with minimum tools and in your apt. Martin is probably the best quality but…"
"Coincidentally I just discovered that Acoustic Guitar magazine had an article dedicated to this topic in their September 2007 issue. But I had to read it online because the magazine is missing the last page of the article! Anyone else notice that?"
"When I saw those kits I got an itch, but then I remembered I've got 2 left hands here and no room for a workbench and an array of tools costing more than just buying a ready made instrument.
Maybe some day..."
"Hey Edward - I checked out your site - very cool. I love my Guilds as well. The CV-1C was a gift to myself for having not bought an acoustic since high school (decades ago). I wasn't planning on spending as much as I did but once I saw and…"
I left you a long message in the Building Your own Guitar discussion.
There is also a site, believe it or not, called "Buildyour guitar.com that is really great! Here is the real link: http://buildyourguitar.com/
This is a great site. I have an article in the "Articles from You" section. Plus there are pictures of guitars people have built from all over the world, literally!
Also, love those two Guilds you have...I am a real Guild fan and have two...a 1980 JF-30 6 string and a 1980 JF-212XL 12 string. I left you links to my website too if you get a chance to visit. Tell me more about your Guilds.