That Time I Spent Entirely Too Much Time and Money Building a Crappy Guitar

Jon Clemence
6 min readFeb 7, 2023
An electric guitar hanging on a wall.
The Tablecaster in all its glory.

I built a guitar from scratch once. It was terrible.

The Backstory

We were replacing our old dining room table, and I noticed that it was just about half the thickness of an electric guitar. I realized I could probably cut two blanks out of it, glue them together, and have a nice body blank to work…

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Jon Clemence

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