MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013 Activities by Sponsor - Hobby Shop

Build Your Own Electric Guitar

John Armstong

Jan/07 Mon 06:00PM-08:00PM W31-031
Jan/09 Wed 06:00PM-08:00PM W31-031
Jan/14 Mon 06:00PM-08:00PM W31-031
Jan/16 Wed 06:00PM-08:00PM W31-031
Jan/23 Wed 06:00PM-08:00PM W31-031
Jan/28 Mon 06:00PM-08:00PM W31-031
Jan/30 Wed 06:00PM-08:00PM W31-031

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 5 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
Prereq: MIT student and Hobby Shop membership
Fee: $400.00 for Guitar Parts and materials

Now in its fifth year, this popular class continues to build on a resurgent tradition of instrument building in the Hobby Shop.  Making full use of the Shop’s many tools, including the new CNC router, students will build, finish and assemble their own solid-body, bolt-on neck electric guitar or bass.  The types of instruments available include Stratocaster and Telecaster-style guitars and a Precision-style bass.  The process begins with a required meeting with the instructor in December to select instrument type, body and other parameters.  When class commences in January, students will transform a prepared body blank into a completed body, ready to accept a pre-made neck and other quality components.  

Stratocaster-style guitar, $400; Telecaster style guitar, $375; Precision-style bass, $350


Sponsor(s): Hobby Shop
Contact: Hayami Arakawa, W31-031, x3-4343,