If you’re looking for an introduction to making stringed instruments, Ranjit Bhatnagar is going to be teaching a rad class that will get you started actually making a stringed instrument right away. Check it out. – Link
The electric guitar is a sophisticated and highly evolved instrument. But, you can make your own out of a few bucks worth of junk and parts. Learn to wind your own guitar pickups and build them into a simple one- or two-string junk guitar with a surprisingly nice sound. Depending on your ambition and experience, you can make your junk guitar as simple or as sophisticated as you want, but everybody is guaranteed to go home with at least a fun twangy noisemaker.
I’m really curious about making my own guitar pickups right now and this looks like an awesome class. (Disclosure: I work for Etsy where this class is going to be held.)
Date: July 30, 2008
Location: Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201