The PAF 25 Guitar Build series | watch a custom guitar come together from timber to tunes

This series of videos follows Ben Crowe of Crimson Guitars through the entire process of building a custom guitar, from the raw timber to applying lacquer and stringing up the new guitar for the first time.  Over two hours of footage showing a broad overview of each process with commentary and tips from Ben throughout, whether you are interested in learning how to build a guitar yourself or just wonder exactly what goes into making a bespoke guitar this is the series for you.

  • Video 1 - How to build a guitar | timber choice and cutting the body out Video 1 - How to build a guitar | timber choice and cutting the body out
  • Video 2 - How to build a guitar | cutting and hand jointing a book-matched top Video 2 - How to build a guitar | cutting and hand jointing a book-matched top
  • Video 3 - How to build a guitar | design and cut out a guitar neck and fit the fretboard Video 3 - How to build a guitar | design and cut out a guitar neck and fit the fretboard
  • Video 4 - How to build a guitar | final body outline and hand radiusing the compound fretboard Video 4 - How to build a guitar | final body outline and hand radiusing the compound fretboard
  • Video 5 - How to build a guitar | gluing the through neck to the body wings Video 5 - How to build a guitar | gluing the through neck to the body wings
  • Video 6 - How to build a guitar | hand cutting fret slots and installing the frets with a hammer Video 6 - How to build a guitar | hand cutting fret slots and installing the frets with a hammer
  • Video 7 - How to build a guitar | marking out and creating the headstock, plus a little veneering Video 7 - How to build a guitar | marking out and creating the headstock, plus a little veneering
  • Video 8 - How to build a  guitar | dressing fret ends, fitting side dots and fitting the top Video 8 - How to build a guitar | dressing fret ends, fitting side dots and fitting the top
  • Video 9 - How to build a guitar | tuner holes finalised and the logo inlay is made and glued in Video 9 - How to build a guitar | tuner holes finalised and the logo inlay is made and glued in
  • Video 10 - How to build a guitar | I make a pickup routing template and the rout the cavities Video 10 - How to build a guitar | I make a pickup routing template and the rout the cavities
  • Video 11 - How to build a guitar | hand-carving the back, top and neck,.. with an angle grinder! Video 11 - How to build a guitar | hand-carving the back, top and neck,.. with an angle grinder!
  • Video 12 - How to build a guitar | finalising the neck and body shape and drilling the controls Video 12 - How to build a guitar | finalising the neck and body shape and drilling the controls
  • Video 13 - How to build a guitar | final drilling/sanding and then the lacquering begins Video 13 - How to build a guitar | final drilling/sanding and then the lacquering begins
  • Video 14 - How to build a guitar | rubbing down the lacquer and final polishing of the guitar Video 14 - How to build a guitar | rubbing down the lacquer and final polishing of the guitar
  • Video 15 - How to build a guitar | frets leveled, guitar wired up and we are finished! Video 15 - How to build a guitar | frets leveled, guitar wired up and we are finished!
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