On your way to becoming an awesome luthier?

Tinkersmiths, Charlottesville's local makerspace, will be offering a five week workshop where you can build your own custom guitar from scratch. We'll help you design your own body and headstock shapes on the computer, and then you'll watch our CNC router carve your designs into mahogany and maple. The machine will do the hard work, but don't worry. There will be plenty of hand shaping and sanding to do before the finish is applied. You'll level the frets, file the nut, install the hardware and electronics. We'll be there to guide you through the whole process, and you'll leave with a guitar that is one of a kind. We will provide all the parts and materials needed, but feel free to bring your own parts if you want something specific.

We will meet one day a week for four consecutive weeks, 2:00pm – 8:00pm, at Tinkersmiths Makerspace. The cost is $100 - $500.

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Custom Custom Fretboards by Tinkersmiths Makerspace Charlottesville Va
Custom Guitar Necks made by Tinkersmiths Makerspace Charlottesville Va
Custom Guitar Necks made by Tinkersmiths Makerspace Charlottesville Va
Custom Guitar Necks made by Tinkersmiths Makerspace Charlottesville Va
Truss Rod Inserted Into CNC Milled Slot
Truss Rod Inserted Into CNC Milled Slot
CNC Milled Guitar Neck
CNC Milled Guitar Neck
Custom Guitar Necks made by Tinkersmiths Makerspace Charlottesville Va
Glueing and Clamping the Fretboard to the Neck
Tuners Installed in Custom Guitar Neck
Tuners Installed in Custom Guitar Neck
Closeup of Fret bar Grooves in this Guitar Neck Fret Board Gluing
Closeup of Fret bar Grooves in this Guitar Neck Fret Board Gluing
Using An Oscillating Sander on Guitar Neck
Using An Oscillating Sander on Guitar Neck
Ukulele Made By One Of Our Members
Ukulele Made By One Of Our Members

Guitar Making Charlottesville Virginia
We make custom guitars at Tinkersmiths in Charlottesville Virginia.