I had stopped practicing guitar for a couple of months due to various life factors, but am picking it up again.
When I was about 15, I assembled a guitar from parts. I was impatient and didn’t know what I was doing, so the quality wasn’t great. The guitar has been sitting in garages for a couple of decades, but I took a look at it and though I might be able to get it into playable shape with some work.
The guitar is in bad shape, but the parts are decent. It has a rusty Kahler Spyder whammy bar and two EMG-85 pickups.
I don’t remember how the electronics work, but I took a look inside, and there might even be room for a Raspberry Pi Zero.
To clean the rust off of the whammy bar, I took it apart, soaked the pieces in white vinegar, and then scrubbed them with a toothbrush and sponge.
It needs a couple of replacement parts, but otherwise looks like it works.
Parts still needed:
- glue for nut
- guitar strings (I will try 9s to start.)
- a few screws for the pickups
- whammy bar parts: a bar and a micro tuner screw
- guitar cable
- measuring tools for the guitar setup