Building a Guitar From Scratch (with no experience)

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My new signature model guitar is about to take the world by storm!
Should be in every major music store in no time!... once they uh... call me back.
In all sincerity though, thanks for watching! It's good to be back :)
Simon's woodworking business on Instagram:
My guitar course - GuitarQuest!
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Mixed by Rob Ruccia of Uptown Recording:
Video shot & edited by Jake Jarvi:
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  • My friend and his cousin made their 4th guitar at their backyard, and everythings perfect, even i tried their guitars. Now i start to think they are really really skilled.

    Kaan KaraoğlanKaan Karaoğlan29 minuuttia sitten
  • BRUTAL 🤘🏻

    Rylo 704Rylo 704Tunti sitten
  • Tabs: Λ-Λ-

    rammamiarammamia11 tuntia sitten
  • I dont want to sound like I'm on crack but the guitar actualy sounds very good. There are so much of playing styles to choose from, fret 1 to 5 heavy metal,the frets that are skew is just rubbish that sounds kinda good and after the raptor claw it sounds like youre sitting on a chair listening to ancient music. Just me?😅

    Eghardt Du ToitEghardt Du Toit12 tuntia sitten
  • lmao that fretboard what the actual fuck hahahhaha

    FacerMcGee123FacerMcGee12316 tuntia sitten
  • Les Paul pissed people off with a 2x4 in a club. He wanted to prove that he could "rig" a guitar out of a cheap piece of wood. The peeps in the club got pissed off. God bless these guys, but here comes the butt. Really nice guitars get better with age and last a lifetime even two life times. It's easy to build a guitar. There's a ton of junk out there....

    Pelt Down PossePelt Down Posse20 tuntia sitten
  • you should send it to ArnoldPlaysGuitar for an unbiased gear review

    NochthitusNochthitusPäivä sitten
  • "What's to blame for that?" "Everything." says it all still entertaining as hell

    NochthitusNochthitusPäivä sitten
  • Could've made it fretless

    Rodrigo MaravillaRodrigo MaravillaPäivä sitten
  • Hold the fuck 🆙😮.... So I’m enjoying my day off, ya know, chillin with my little chihuahua🐩Bailey (yes it’s important you know her name). Just playing some guitar🎸in between belly rubs👋🏼 (for me not her). I get side tracked. We decide to eat a bowl of my daughters lucky charms🥣since my wife isn’t here to stop us👩🏼‍🦱🚫We end up watching this video from the beginning, until about 28:06ish.... I pause the video⏸ look at Bailey🐶👀🧔🏻show the screen to her...🧔🏻📲🐶“wait🤔... he’s just fuckin around?.... right?.... he’s gotta be.” Bailey looks up at me🐶🗣“I don’t know man🤷🏼‍♀️.... just push play▶️ and we’ll eventually find out.” “Ok👍🏼You’re right... I mean he’s probably just fucking around, right? Right” I replied to my tiny chihuahua. So we continue onward. My lips slowly separating 👄 (of course slightly less feminine than that↖️that’s important, ‘cuz, ya know, toxic-masculinity & all that jazz) at about 28:30, with my manly version of these lips➡️👄fully separated, my jaw begins to lower itself ever so slightly, about every 00:03-00:05 as my eyes widen, & for those of you wondering, yes, Bailey’s lips 👄(⬅️like those, but for cool little Pop-Punk lady dogs🐩) and eyes 👀 are widening, much the same as mine. Until we are both, now sitting straight up in the bed 🛌🧔🏻🐶 with our eyes glued to the phone👀📲 then it hits 28:50... I immediately pause the video⏸📽🎞📲... Bailey & I, now with our eyes bulged out & jaw’s sprawled across the bed👀😲⬇️ turn to one another🧔🏻🐩 and at the same exact moment we shout at one another🗣”WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUUUUCCKKKK⁉️”😵🤦🏻‍♂️🤯🤦🏼‍♀️😵🤦🏻‍♂️🤯🤦🏼‍♀️ I follow my “what in the actual fuck!?” With, “is that even fucking possible, Bailey!? I mean like, is that actually going to work? And, if so, does he even have the proper license and/or clearance to build something so capable of fucking ones mind so goddamn hard!?”🤯..... to which Bailey replies, and follows her, “what in the actual fuck!?” with, 🐶🗣“dude..... I thought you were 7+ years clean & sober?”.... to which, I reply “... I am...” She then turns to me, with her MASSIVE- “bulging-out-of-their-ocular-socket”-tiny chihuahua-gross-booger-crusted-eyeballs; looking past my eyes, and going directly into the deepest, darkest chambers of my withering and calloused heart & soul➡️👀➡️🫀🎆 and says;...... “then, please tell me why, for the love of Buddha & Sweet Baby Jesus from that movie [Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby], why in the actual fuck have you, just now, spent 28 mins watching a video and chatting with me as if I’m human? and... maybe more importantly, and slightly alarming, why have you then taken, roughly, an ADDITIONAL 10-15 mins constructing🤔and typing⌨️out an, almost, ENTIRELY incorrect fictionalization of the events leading up to, during, and after the viewing of the previously stated video above, in which your dog, me🐩, has magically become an anthropomorphic intellectual?” ........ ...... ...🧔🏻- “Idk🤷🏻‍♂️.... I thought it was funny and might make someone laugh.....?”🙇🏻‍♂️ ...🧔🏻- “Anyways, I guess it’s time for the two of us to finish the video, whadaya say Bay-Lay?” ....... ...🐶- “I say.... *bark*!”

    David DangerfieldDavid DangerfieldPäivä sitten
  • Still a more tuning accurate headstock design than Gibson...

    Mea DishMea DishPäivä sitten
  • BTW: the length of the nut to the bridge is exactly twice as much as from the nut to the 12'th fret.

    louigi600louigi600Päivä sitten
  • Never heard someone say tuning to pitch is risky😂😂😂

    Zack BZack BPäivä sitten
  • Absolutely hilarious.

    Dahs SreylasDahs SreylasPäivä sitten
  • This marks the beginning... Of STABcore!

    Del SingsDel SingsPäivä sitten
  • The guitar to turn your music into dead metal

    Racko WackoRacko WackoPäivä sitten
  • I love that the finale song is so legit. Haven't laughed this hard at a comedy in ages.

    Christian DavisChristian DavisPäivä sitten
  • this is stupid, disgusting and pointless...GIVE ME 10!!! D:

    Orion HellraiserOrion HellraiserPäivä sitten
  • "Frets".. oh the lines?.. lol

    Rockstar 85Rockstar 85Päivä sitten
  • i’ve never seen rob without a hat on

    Aidan LAidan LPäivä sitten
  • Turns out he hasn’t uploaded in a month hahahaha

    GreenhuskyGreenhuskyPäivä sitten
  • HEY! can you do a video whit a parlor guitar?

    Erik VestermarkErik Vestermark2 päivää sitten
  • When he was originally noodling around with it, it sounded like some sort of Primus Riff. Fucking massive.

    EpicStarmanEpicStarman2 päivää sitten
  • I think Simon could have built it better by your still the man brother.......too funny. .dude your like the Baam M . Of Guitars...

    All GuitarAll Guitar2 päivää sitten
  • Song sounds like a slayer solo

    John HootenJohn Hooten2 päivää sitten
  • The most fun guitar building video!

    Gábor KissGábor Kiss2 päivää sitten
  • 36:45 - When Rob made an Oud by accident

    BassOutcastBassOutcast2 päivää sitten
  • You should work on it some more! finish it up and show us when it's done.

    Smoke DogSmoke Dog2 päivää sitten
  • 40 minutes of guys being in over their heads

    Nerd TMNerd TM2 päivää sitten
  • 2:15 did I really just watch this dude play a scale on a plank of wood?

    Ivan HaymanIvan Hayman2 päivää sitten
  • The Shark 2 should be like a frying V but like a shark tooth and have only 4 string tuned D A D E

    Mr BrouillonMr Brouillon2 päivää sitten
  • ive been playing guitar for four years. i always put off learning about wiring and the insides because it seemed really intimidating. This video inspired me to build my own very basic guitar.

    elijah_guitarelijah_guitar2 päivää sitten
  • Would be perfect for me, as I´m a left handed drummer playing right-handed guitar upside down. So that spike goes only into my leg.

    Petteri LammassaariPetteri Lammassaari2 päivää sitten
  • ....taking notes.... edit: Id like to take personal credity for reqriting the new pickups on my strat the first try... i now charge ten thousand dollars.

    boonexyboonexy2 päivää sitten
  • Perfect guitar for death metal.

    Some Random DragonSome Random Dragon3 päivää sitten
  • 30:52 claypool would be proud

    Iuri SobralIuri Sobral3 päivää sitten
  • If I stand still and don't move or breathe....this thing could go into my face

    Rex SmithRex Smith3 päivää sitten
  • What is bridge.. It's where all cables are attached 😄

    TeemunatorTeemunator3 päivää sitten
  • OMG file those frets down. It's funny for about a minute but when you start to draw blood, the joke is over.

    Eric PEric P3 päivää sitten
  • The frets arent crap... they're microtonal

    Lucas MillerLucas Miller3 päivää sitten
  • Why build an unplayable guitar?

    Treasure TodayTreasure Today3 päivää sitten
  • what a madman

    ozon sanchezozon sanchez3 päivää sitten
  • Rob, please put this on sale on Reverb and get a friend to send it Fluffs ridiculous reverb listings segment

    Kristian CheliusKristian Chelius3 päivää sitten
  • the head stock was hilarious

    do cado ca3 päivää sitten
  • I was screaming about the truss rod the entire video

    DergunDergun3 päivää sitten
  • would love to see you guys continue to refine a custom guitar

    Thomas TawadrosThomas Tawadros3 päivää sitten
  • hey rob, I like your watch.

    EternallySpoopyEternallySpoopy3 päivää sitten
  • im tempted to buy one

    Owen. WOwen. W3 päivää sitten
  • With the glue cured, you can tune it up. Glue strength increases drastically when fully cured.

    Gabriel ColemanGabriel Coleman3 päivää sitten
  • No Truss Rod? Interesting...

    OsanakomaOsanakoma3 päivää sitten
  • now I see why you wear a beanie. really got that 30s rocker vibe

    kaiCastkaiCast3 päivää sitten
  • I love 30 tooth

    Tim BuzickTim Buzick4 päivää sitten
  • Hmm. Not sure about the logic of not knowing what a truss rod was for years, and so then assuming it doesn’t matter. 😀

    Citizen of NowhereCitizen of Nowhere4 päivää sitten
  • "I don't think the truss rod matters" Uh oh

    Drew LehmanDrew Lehman4 päivää sitten
  • I feel represented, because everyone in this video is bald.

    Ge GarciaGe Garcia4 päivää sitten
  • Wrist slasher BloodLoss series XD

    Nenad ČovićNenad Čović4 päivää sitten
  • The blue wire is the most important one

    Royi NaorRoyi Naor4 päivää sitten
  • This instrument makes me so butt mad. I hate it

    Renzo GreeneRenzo Greene4 päivää sitten
  • 10/10 would not survive a Herman Li drop kick

    Kase DuggenKase Duggen4 päivää sitten
  • we need a full verion of the shark 1

    syko sinnasyko sinna4 päivää sitten
  • So you did all that work and then fucked about with frets. Makes no sense. When you stab yourself in the eye you'll regret it. Could have had a decent guitar there...

    Chris EssChris Ess4 päivää sitten
  • Endorsement? Get an FM Guitar though

    Andrey OrochiAndrey Orochi4 päivää sitten
  • what's more metal than a guitar that actively tries to maim you?

    sine moderaminesine moderamine4 päivää sitten
  • Now play GOAT with it

    GABA DABAGABA DABA4 päivää sitten
  • Ded, this is so good

    Wizard WozWizard Woz4 päivää sitten
  • Useless frets? Dude! They're just microtonal :D

    DrBlortDrBlort4 päivää sitten
  • It sounds like Primus

    Philip ?Philip ?4 päivää sitten
  • Why didn't you curve the fingerboard 😩

    Philip ?Philip ?4 päivää sitten
  • 29:00 what in the microtonal fuck

    Philip ?Philip ?4 päivää sitten
  • 28:31 to be a little more accurate, the greater the scale length, the more frets it has, but their positions are still in accordance to the fractional values one calculates mathematically. The result is greater scale lengths mean more notes, it's another way of extending an instrument's range besides adding another string entirely.

    Philip ?Philip ?4 päivää sitten
  • "Patented eye danger!"

    Dave CronceDave Cronce4 päivää sitten
  • Just so you know-taking the time to do research and inform yourself will save you time as it will help prevent silly mistakes like those showcased in this video. Still enjoyed it nevertheless

    Philip ?Philip ?4 päivää sitten
  • Rob that nut is such a face palm

    Philip ?Philip ?4 päivää sitten
  • _seven thirty-tooth_

    Philip ?Philip ?4 päivää sitten
  • Rob when he sees professional-grade machinery: 😖

    Philip ?Philip ?4 päivää sitten
  • Black metal guitarists dream

    Erick AllisonErick Allison4 päivää sitten
  • A new album is coming played with this guitar?

    SanegroSanegro4 päivää sitten
  • Everyone start preparing for the economic collapse and the tribulation now please ead this warning get prepared mentally,physically and most importantly spiritually and to trust in the most High God the KING of kings and the LORD of lords KING JESUS Christ always. be blessed.

    SAUCE tvSAUCE tv4 päivää sitten
  • Guitar of Torture. 4 My Ex-G#

    sergeiprimalsergeiprimal5 päivää sitten
  • Should have done a bolt-on neck, you wouldn't have had to wait for glue to dry, and you could have put on a good neck later. The lack of a radius on the neck really got me, I'm surprised it didn't come up in the video.

    Brian RobertsonBrian Robertson5 päivää sitten
  • For this year's Maytallica, you can do an acoustic cover of Hardwired.

    Nicholas AntinarelliNicholas Antinarelli5 päivää sitten
  • what a waste of precious wood

    Elvis SornaElvis Sorna5 päivää sitten
  • It would be meme of the year if an actual guitar company chose to do this guitar, but seriously. lol

    Bronev Za HiroBronev Za Hiro5 päivää sitten
  • covid got everyone doing some

    Hakim DurandHakim Durand5 päivää sitten
  • Simon's biceps Oo

    Niklas JNiklas J5 päivää sitten
  • My ocd is really not liking this. Drill it here no over there. Wow

    Garrett GeorgeGarrett George5 päivää sitten
  • How about you name yourself Stack or Tayllon (dont ask where i got a k in Scallon and Taylor

    EtoMishaEtoMisha5 päivää sitten
  • Scatustam- Guitars would match perfect: Scallon- Taylor- Custom. Love your videos

    TrashGamingTrashGaming5 päivää sitten
  • Chapman is a prick

    Shotgunsam 23Shotgunsam 235 päivää sitten
  • Somebody send Rob a bottle of shampoo and conditioner, his hair is so greassy lmao

    Daniel CalzadaDaniel Calzada5 päivää sitten
  • This is rad. Would love to see a video like this but where the guitar is not a meme.

    Juan Pablo TorresJuan Pablo Torres5 päivää sitten
  • Gonna Share with Todd of TK Instruments to get His seal of Approval . . .

    Michael WolffMichael Wolff5 päivää sitten
  • Sick Yo!

    Michael WolffMichael Wolff5 päivää sitten
    • Yours sounds similar to My Tuna Can Guitar! Djenty Skqueelz

      Michael WolffMichael Wolff5 päivää sitten
    • Being a (small) Part of This Process a few times, It's so Fun and Scary!

      Michael WolffMichael Wolff5 päivää sitten
  • Simon reminds me of the French FIbothr guitarist Dave xD

    TeslaFactoryTeslaFactory5 päivää sitten
  • "Modular Frets"!! :D :D

    Eric MEric M5 päivää sitten
  • I didn't know Iron Man could shred.

    Dark RykrosDark Rykros5 päivää sitten
  • you guys seems very nice to meet and made fun of everything!

    Isaac PezoIsaac Pezo5 päivää sitten
  • 2015 Rob

    Samy JosephSamy Joseph5 päivää sitten
  • Tuned to Drop Q!

    Dmitry ZhikharevDmitry Zhikharev5 päivää sitten
  • Other people: Clip the excess strings, you could poke out an eye. Rob: This thing is dangerous. Like Skwisgaar Skwigelf before you, you have redefined the guitar and the term "shredding solos". Loved the timing of this video; I just started building my own cigar-box guitar in preperation for a full-sized electric. Thanks for all you do!

    bpate82285bpate822855 päivää sitten