I built a guitar out of a shelf during lockdown !

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This is my third guitar build, handcrafted in Brussels, Belgium.
I used wood from a shelf to make the body, not only because Brian May is my hero, but mostly because the build started in mid April 2020, as Belgium was in complete lockdown and my usual lumber store was closed. Making this guitar may look tedious (or stupid) to you, but this was my own personal therapy during this insane period.
Update (January 2021): I've been teaching myself how to build guitars for the last 15 months, so I thought I'd share my findings with you all. Here is my first (and most likely only) tutorial on " How to make a guitar at home : a comprehensive guide for the weekend woodworkers and other guitar enthusiasts with no woodworking experience who always had the dream of building their own guitar but never really knew where to start" :
idclone.info/tools/2J6an8POnX-b1a4/video.html
For those who wonder why I even had a sapele shelf in the first place, full story here : imgur.com/gallery/I3T7h2R

0:00 Little sound demo
0:19 Top and back
5:19 Sides
9:42 Neck and fretboard
19:59 Finish and electronics
24:52 Beauty shots!
Here are the specs:
- Sapele top and back
- Mahogany & sapele sides (two plys)
- Wenge & mahogany laminated neck
- Ebony fretboard
- 628,65 mm (24"3/4) scale, 22 jumbo frets (6105) with ebony fretboard binding
- Seymour Duncan hot rodded pickups (SH on the neck , JB on the bridge), two volumes two tones (CTS, all audio, 500k) no push/pull, three way toggle switch short frame (Switchcraft)
- Schaller tail piece and bridge
- Kluson tuners
- Graphtec nut
- Custom made pickguard and trussrod cover (3 plys)
This was as demanding as it was fun ! The whole build took me about 2 months, working on and off when I had the time.
I'm not a professional guitar builder and don't sell guitars, even if I find your private messages very touching and somehow flattering.
I'm probably going to pass this one on to my kids someday, as a reminder that hard work can be rewarding sometimes.
You can find all my builds on my Instagram @
tchiksguitars
I build guitars, furniture, toys, random household items ...
again, only for my family and myself :)
little update (December 2020): a lot has happened since this video came out and I haven't had the chance to record the demo yet, but I did 2 other builds, including one with my hand in cast and using only hand tools (I think it's a fair answer to those blaming on my " crazy expensive power tools") :
the video is here :
idclone.info/tools/mp6ui5TZZ3u4qsw/video.html
As soon as I'm done with physiotherapy and can hold a guitar again in the playing position, I'll record the shelf guitar demo !
thanks for watching, and stay safe, this nightmare of a year is almost over !

Komentar

  1. tchiks guitars and furniture
    tchiks guitars and furniture
    3 bulan yang lalu

    Update (January 2021): I've been teaching myself how to build guitars for the last 15 months, after two years of being a woodworking hobbyist, so I thought I'd share my findings with you all. Here is my first (and most likely only) tutorial on *" How to make a guitar at home : a comprehensive guide for the weekend woodworkers and other guitar enthusiasts with no woodworking experience who always had the dream of building their own guitar but never really knew where to start"* : idclone.info/tools/2J6an8POnX-b1a4/video.html I believe that in this day and age, ANYONE can build a guitar at home. So ... prove me wrong?

    1. Know Body
      Know Body
      20 hari yang lalu

      Oui ok mais à ccondition d'avoir le matos pour travailler le bois !!!!

    2. Kyan MACDONALD TOCKER
      Kyan MACDONALD TOCKER
      28 hari yang lalu

      @Peter Peterson same here

    3. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      Bulan Yang lalu

      @Storm Chaser Media I've missed those comments so much, thank you :)

    4. Storm Chaser Media
      Storm Chaser Media
      Bulan Yang lalu

      With 100 grand in tools sure.

    5. Семён Васильевич
      Семён Васильевич
      Bulan Yang lalu

      It's good job man!

  2. carlos henrique
    carlos henrique
    8 jam yang lalu

    The best 👏👏👏👏

  3. Sten Seins
    Sten Seins
    11 jam yang lalu

    If you need my adress for shipping ,you can let a answer below please.🙄😏

  4. Fanatic 12000
    Fanatic 12000
    Hari Yang lalu

    canon l'étagère mec !

  5. Jish Wa
    Jish Wa
    Hari Yang lalu

    could I just use an angle grinder for the contours?

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      Hari Yang lalu

      Yes of course

  6. Bastiaan Verbiest
    Bastiaan Verbiest
    2 hari yang lalu

    trotse belg

  7. Waldo Bean
    Waldo Bean
    2 hari yang lalu

    I'm looking forward to you posting your Red Special journey(when you start it.) As a big Queen fan myself I started to follow your guitar building tutorial and I'm impressed. If the day comes that you build the old lady, I hope Brain May sees it. Thank you for the wonderful content.

    1. Waldo Bean
      Waldo Bean
      2 hari yang lalu

      I hope Belgians throw out some fireplaces soon😉

    2. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      2 hari yang lalu

      That's my ultimate goal in life !

  8. rockvettel
    rockvettel
    2 hari yang lalu

    88 thousand people want that guitar nice job there

  9. Eugenius The Great
    Eugenius The Great
    2 hari yang lalu

    Great guitar. You also have lots of great looking tools - I'll convince myself that I'll never do a project like this because my tools aren't that cool looking. P.S. Thank you for not including a cliché cheesy background music track for this build.

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      2 hari yang lalu

      I've recently made a guitar with only hand tools and only one hand, you can check out the video and there's a 1 hour long tutorial about it :)

  10. Zuraini Abdul Ghani
    Zuraini Abdul Ghani
    2 hari yang lalu

    One of the best video I ever watch. No background music. Just pure magic.

  11. Doug Maggs
    Doug Maggs
    2 hari yang lalu

    what a talented man I wish I had even half of your ability

  12. Fred Floyd
    Fred Floyd
    4 hari yang lalu

    Would be better if u could sit on it while ur playing it...dont u build furniture.

  13. Tim Wall
    Tim Wall
    4 hari yang lalu

    That is amazing! You have the right tools for the job.

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      3 hari yang lalu

      Not really. But I have since then bought the right tools and I can really feel the difference :)

  14. Emmanuel Ajolore
    Emmanuel Ajolore
    4 hari yang lalu

    Great build work. please is it available for sale??? I am very interested in it. thanks

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      3 hari yang lalu

      It is not for sale no :)

  15. Maracog
    Maracog
    5 hari yang lalu

    This was oddly satisfying Also great work!

  16. Alejandro Álvaro
    Alejandro Álvaro
    5 hari yang lalu

    "Im not a luthier" So, im building a guitar too, I only Need 20 types of machines

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      3 hari yang lalu

      It might seem like a lot when you have no clue what they do.

  17. Santiago Godoy
    Santiago Godoy
    5 hari yang lalu

    Incredible man! Can you tell me what are you playing at the beggining of the video? sounds cool!

  18. Welly
    Welly
    5 hari yang lalu

    Wow amazing. Good luck with your hand mate.

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      3 hari yang lalu

      It's fine now thank you !

  19. Kapeesha Teshan
    Kapeesha Teshan
    5 hari yang lalu

    Wjer did you get the parts

  20. Mäck music
    Mäck music
    6 hari yang lalu

    Manda pra mim 😍🎸😩

  21. Luis Alberto Álvarez Lopez
    Luis Alberto Álvarez Lopez
    6 hari yang lalu

    Love the production, its very relaxing to watch your videos, wish can make my guitars one day, I dont have even a simple rasp! lol

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      3 hari yang lalu

      A rasp is a very good beginning :) consider getting one ! Also I did a whole tutorial on how to make a guitar with stupid tools

  22. Sergio Espinoza
    Sergio Espinoza
    6 hari yang lalu

    u're genius dude

  23. Zulkarnaen Rambo
    Zulkarnaen Rambo
    6 hari yang lalu

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐👍

  24. Aaron Highley
    Aaron Highley
    6 hari yang lalu

    Who wouldn’t like this?

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      3 hari yang lalu

      Drummers

  25. Paul Whicker The Tall Vicar
    Paul Whicker The Tall Vicar
    7 hari yang lalu

    Incredible work. Not just the execution but the vision of designing and putting that together.

  26. Charlie OBrien
    Charlie OBrien
    8 hari yang lalu

    First I watched the video that inspired your electronics & wiring ( idclone.info/tools/vGhpidjZlaW6uMQ/video.html )and then I watched this. It was the best 1 hour on IDclone I have ever spent.

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      3 hari yang lalu

      Aaaaw

  27. Paul Curran
    Paul Curran
    9 hari yang lalu

    Skills!!

  28. Jonathan Townes
    Jonathan Townes
    9 hari yang lalu

    Have you posted any videos about your bending iron? My Cumpiano book is on loan to a friend so I’m searching out other info on DIY irons

    1. Jonathan Townes
      Jonathan Townes
      9 hari yang lalu

      @tchiks guitars and furniture awesome... thanks for the inspiration!!!

    2. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      9 hari yang lalu

      I haven't :) it's an ikea table leg, cut short, and then a heat gun. Nothing more to it :)

  29. Soakedgoose
    Soakedgoose
    10 hari yang lalu

    How do you get so bored and say, ”you know what, ima build a guitar outta my shelf. Heh yes that’ll be a great idea.” Nice build though 👍

  30. El navegante
    El navegante
    10 hari yang lalu

    I would bilt it in the third part of time.

  31. Guillaume Simon
    Guillaume Simon
    10 hari yang lalu

    Bonjour, comment faite vous pour donner l'angle nécessaire au manche ? Est ce la cavité qui est creusée en respectant l'angle et si oui comment ? Très belle guitare... merci pour votre réponse. GS

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      10 hari yang lalu

      Oui. Et en utilisant une défonceuse. Le gabarit est juste posé avec un angle. Donc la défonceuse suit l'angle.

  32. Claudio Di Giacomo
    Claudio Di Giacomo
    11 hari yang lalu

    WAIT A MINUTE.... THIS VIDEO HAS CC COMMENTARY???

  33. A T
    A T
    11 hari yang lalu

    Thank you so much for sharing this incredible story with us. It is so beautiful to watch you create this wonderful instrument. It is so kind of you to help us to understand how these works of art come into being.

  34. Pierre Lacoste
    Pierre Lacoste
    13 hari yang lalu

    ELLE EST SUPERBE 👏👏👏👍. L IDÉE EST GÉNIALE 👏✌😀,T AS BEAUCOUP DE MATÉRIEL POUR TRAVAILLER!!!👍👍.....JE PENSE QUE ELLE EST EN ACAJOU.....C EST DRÔLE J AI PRATIQUEMENT LA MÊME ==>UNE WASHBURN, SEUL LE BEND EST NOIR,,,,,JE PRÉFÈRE 1 BEND BLANC......FÉLICITATIONS 👏👏👏👏👏👍👍✌✌✌😀😀

  35. rockymits
    rockymits
    13 hari yang lalu

    Oh yes! Clearly you are NOT a Master Luthier! Perhaps a amateur glass blower at best BUT make no mistake, you are clearly NOT A MASTER LUTHIER!! Did I mention NOT a MASTER LUTHIER????

  36. TJ FORGEY
    TJ FORGEY
    14 hari yang lalu

    Oh man that's labor intensive,I went to flap discs.cut my time 10 fold or more

  37. Ernesto Di Marco
    Ernesto Di Marco
    14 hari yang lalu

    Capo

  38. sgntbilco
    sgntbilco
    14 hari yang lalu

    Well, it's what a creative guy would do when in lockdown. You would have been skating on thin ice if it was made from the kitchen table. .

  39. Dr. Arun Kumar Nagar
    Dr. Arun Kumar Nagar
    15 hari yang lalu

    Incredible !!

  40. ajhotmop
    ajhotmop
    16 hari yang lalu

    I'll buy it how much?

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      15 hari yang lalu

      20.000

  41. Brian Wickman
    Brian Wickman
    16 hari yang lalu

    You sir are a true master. Gorgeous!

  42. B Gallego
    B Gallego
    17 hari yang lalu

    Simplemente sensacional, maestro.

  43. 임은섭
    임은섭
    17 hari yang lalu

    디자인도 예쁘고 소지도 좋네요

  44. The Zeek
    The Zeek
    18 hari yang lalu

    Wow... so talented...

  45. Игорь Горшелев
    Игорь Горшелев
    18 hari yang lalu

    это восхитительно )))

  46. Tiago Rodrigues
    Tiago Rodrigues
    19 hari yang lalu

    Sensacional

  47. ntxeon
    ntxeon
    20 hari yang lalu

    hypnotizing video, our modern world needs artists like you. Thank you.

  48. Raku Tzimbel
    Raku Tzimbel
    20 hari yang lalu

    This is that kind of video that IDclone was invented for! Thank you so much!

  49. MMH
    MMH
    20 hari yang lalu

    A beautiful instrument you have created.

  50. Steve Love
    Steve Love
    21 hari yang lalu

    Amazing work and absolutely stunning guitar! How long from beginning to finish did this build take? Again, awesome job!

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      20 hari yang lalu

      It took 2-3 months, more like 3. But i did it while working my day job from home with the wife and kids. Otherwise it would have taken my usual 4-6 weeks to complete a guitar :)

  51. Lautaro Nicolás Roccatagliata
    Lautaro Nicolás Roccatagliata
    21 hari yang lalu

    Man, you are my fucking hero, I am amazed. Its incredible to see the proces of building an your neatness and delicacy. Congratulations

  52. Oleg A.
    Oleg A.
    22 hari yang lalu

    Wonderful work and a beautiful guitar! Thanks for sharing! :)

  53. Know Body
    Know Body
    22 hari yang lalu

    bravo, quel talent !!!

  54. Ludwig Wersiplayer
    Ludwig Wersiplayer
    22 hari yang lalu

    Beautiful guitar ! Top Woodwork ! Great job !

  55. Igor Fumasoli
    Igor Fumasoli
    23 hari yang lalu

    Wow you are great !

  56. David Martín
    David Martín
    23 hari yang lalu

    The lack of CNC sharps your mind.

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      21 hari yang lalu

      And your wallet

  57. julius ceasar
    julius ceasar
    24 hari yang lalu

    dear? have you seen my clothes pegs?

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      23 hari yang lalu

      They're actually my mom's :)

  58. Antony Guitar
    Antony Guitar
    24 hari yang lalu

    Great talent. Make more

  59. Eduardo Queirós
    Eduardo Queirós
    24 hari yang lalu

    Congratulation...it looks gorgeous... A very nice peace of art!!

  60. daniel howard
    daniel howard
    24 hari yang lalu

    @24:53 He just realized that shelf was where he was going to put the guitar

  61. daniel howard
    daniel howard
    24 hari yang lalu

    So whats the shelf life on the guitar?

  62. Noscil
    Noscil
    25 hari yang lalu

    18:51 "Shit I forgot the truss rod.."

  63. A.-S. R.
    A.-S. R.
    25 hari yang lalu

    Well...THAT is a good way to upcycle an old bookshelf ;-) Very nice work and the guitar looks just as good as it sounds. Cheers.

  64. Skychaser
    Skychaser
    27 hari yang lalu

    Top notch stuff my friend ! You spent your time wisely. As far as the negative feedbacks from some who obviously feel the irresistible urge to put in their 2 cents, I would not even flinched. They probably would not be able to do make the first cut lol :))) Awesome project! Enjoy the fruit of your labor. It's all about having fun and making music ! And you are doing both ! Thumbs up to you and your kid. I love custom stuff made guitars who in some case sound a lot better than the manufactured stuff. Would I like to play on this guitar your made ? absolutely ! keep it up bud ! I very much enjoyed your content ! Good editing too !

  65. AIR FORCE
    AIR FORCE
    27 hari yang lalu

    ФАНТАСТИКА...............ЗОЛОТЫЕ РУКИ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Kyan MACDONALD TOCKER
    Kyan MACDONALD TOCKER
    28 hari yang lalu

    what was the song that you played at the beginning?

  67. davedave
    davedave
    28 hari yang lalu

    Damn... all my shelves are chipboard or MDF! I need better furniture to destroy 😂

  68. SV Marco
    SV Marco
    29 hari yang lalu

    Excellent job, we have here a custom shop instrument ...congrat... S.V

  69. Tom Hound
    Tom Hound
    29 hari yang lalu

    Working with wood is very gratifying - building something that makes music is exceptional - thank you for sharing.

  70. Pollux Travel
    Pollux Travel
    29 hari yang lalu

    What's this song you play in the beginning of this video?

  71. Michael Yeomans
    Michael Yeomans
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Who makes a book shelf out of sapele? ;P

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      29 hari yang lalu

      I did :) and a desk, and an amp stand cabinet, and two more shelves. Check out the link in the description.

  72. bennett jones
    bennett jones
    Bulan Yang lalu

    AWESOMENESS at its best. If that was your 1st one, damn, I won't be able to afford your 4th one. I love semi-hollow body, especially Gibson, for that full sound. I can't find your test after the finish, but the little bit on this vid was/is beautiful.

  73. Артем Чуркин
    Артем Чуркин
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Вот это красотка!

  74. R. Vieito
    R. Vieito
    Bulan Yang lalu

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  75. Robert Tiernan
    Robert Tiernan
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Amazing! I thought it was going to be some cigar box thing... uhhhh....

  76. Eden Fryer
    Eden Fryer
    Bulan Yang lalu

    One of the best looking guitars I’ve seen Love es 335s

  77. book oflife
    book oflife
    Bulan Yang lalu

    beautiful guitar how much?

  78. Hargoni Yamaki
    Hargoni Yamaki
    Bulan Yang lalu

    You show amazing patience and skill throughout this video. It was a pleasure to watch all your hard work yield a cool guitar.

  79. Tchelo Rodrigues
    Tchelo Rodrigues
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Aí o vídeo aparece como indicação no IDclone em português rs. Tive que vir assistir 🇧🇷

  80. Александр Пополитов
    Александр Пополитов
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Гений! Приятно смотреть!

  81. Storm Chaser Media
    Storm Chaser Media
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Somebody tag the ASMR community as well.

  82. Storm Chaser Media
    Storm Chaser Media
    Bulan Yang lalu

    So like in 1950 somebody built one out of a Fender and now they're like suuuuper elite and popular dude 😜🤔👀

  83. bibliteca beatle
    bibliteca beatle
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Saludos desde México

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      Bulan Yang lalu

      Bonjour de Bruxelles :)

  84. bibliteca beatle
    bibliteca beatle
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Genial

  85. Edgar Daniel Vázquez
    Edgar Daniel Vázquez
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Wooow, what a beautiful guitar! Someday I will have one of those...

  86. jose ceraia
    jose ceraia
    Bulan Yang lalu

    where is the video with the sound samples ?

  87. Kian Meng Tan
    Kian Meng Tan
    Bulan Yang lalu

    You mad bro?

  88. rondalla m i
    rondalla m i
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Nice brother . Keep on sharing and vlogging po

  89. Jacks Guitar Channel
    Jacks Guitar Channel
    Bulan Yang lalu

    What type of wood did you use for the sides? Any links to it maybe?

    1. Jacks Guitar Channel
      Jacks Guitar Channel
      Bulan Yang lalu

      Thanks

    2. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      Bulan Yang lalu

      It's sapele

  90. Александр Медведев
    Александр Медведев
    Bulan Yang lalu

    сколько стоят твои гитары? они просто бомба)

    1. Александр Медведев
      Александр Медведев
      Bulan Yang lalu

      @tchiks guitars and furniture I'm not in that sense, but just admire)

    2. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      Bulan Yang lalu

      Haha I'm really not but thank you !!

    3. Александр Медведев
      Александр Медведев
      Bulan Yang lalu

      @tchiks guitars and furniture Well, you're just the best master) Respect to you !!!!

    4. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      Bulan Yang lalu

      I don't sell guitars :)

  91. Wahyudin Bins
    Wahyudin Bins
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Waw Sangat Kren kreatif 👍👍👍

  92. James Bell
    James Bell
    Bulan Yang lalu

    What did you use for the band around the body?

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      Bulan Yang lalu

      Plastic bindings (ABL)

  93. Mini Surf
    Mini Surf
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Gibson going sue you lolol...awesome skills!!!👏👏👏👏👏

  94. Dimitrios - All Things Guitar
    Dimitrios - All Things Guitar
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Amazing guitar built, an inspiration for the rest of us who want to build.

  95. Bhaaskar Desai
    Bhaaskar Desai
    Bulan Yang lalu

    One of my friends asked me the difference between a craftsman and an artist. I first showed him a video of people working on wood and making artifacts. I said "That's Craftsmanship". Then I showed him this video. "This, my friend, is art".

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      Bulan Yang lalu

      That is too kind !

  96. hahahajackmyswag
    hahahajackmyswag
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Good for you?

  97. tibo gosse
    tibo gosse
    Bulan Yang lalu

    "je peux t'aider" hooo trop chou

  98. bonifac kelemen
    bonifac kelemen
    Bulan Yang lalu

    now make a shelf from a guitar

  99. Alex Horlock
    Alex Horlock
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Beautifully made video. However, I do wish there was some text added, just to clarify the purposes/method of each stage of the process.

    1. tchiks guitars and furniture
      tchiks guitars and furniture
      Bulan Yang lalu

      I now make videos with subtitles and voiceovers sometimes. This was an early video :)

  100. marciano rocha
    marciano rocha
    Bulan Yang lalu

    Maravilhoso!👏👏👏👏