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IAP 2010 Activity

Build Your Own Electric Guitar
John Armstong
Tue Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, 06-08:00pm, W31-031 Hobby Shop

Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Signup by: 11-Dec-2009
Limited to 5 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Hobby Shop membership
Fee: 50.00 for Materials and Guitar Parts

Students will select one from several designs (Stratocaster/Telecaster guitars; Precision/Stingray bass). In Dec. each student, with Johnís help, will select wood and components Ė including the neck, to be ordered. Starting with raw lumber, students will prepare a solid or semi-hollow body blank using a system of router templates, transforming the blank into a completed body ready for finishing. Class fee of $50 will cover shop materials and a copy of Make Your Own Electric Guitar by M. Hiscock. Students will individually purchase all other materials and components. Costs will vary; typical minimum cost ~ $350 for a basic Telecaster or Precision Bass. No prior skills are needed for this class. The class will continue until Feb. 23. Shop time outside of class will be needed to complete instrument.
Contact: Ken Stone, W31-031, x3-4343, kenstone@mit.edu
Sponsor: Hobby Shop
Latest update: 10-Nov-2009

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Last update: 19 August 2010