For my Industrial Technology Major project, I designed and produced an electric guitar. I aimed to construct the guitar from scratch and all hardware such as tuning pegs, the saddle, strings, pickups and electronics was purchased additionally. The reason I wanted to construct this project is that music and playing musical instruments is a passion of mine. My passion for music began 4 years ago, as I started playing the bass guitar. I have played ever since. However, I have only recently started to play a regular 6-string guitar. I had been playing a cheap second-hand guitar with faulty electronics and a missing string. I aimed to construct an electric guitar to my own personalised shape and a better-improved guitar to own and utilize for many years.
The aesthetics/design of the body will is totally a personal design, using inspiration from other famous guitars. To have the best quality guitar I researched the best suited materials for the project. The types of things a had to research were types of wood for the body to find what sounded the best acoustically, what will hold up over time and what will be the most aesthetically pleasing. I also had to research wood for the neck, especially for strength and feel. Overall I am very happy with how the end product turned out both aesthetically and as a fully functioning electric guitar.