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Electric Guitar Built from Scratch in Seven Minutes in Time-Lapse Video

Luthier Patrick Hufschmid has shared a great time-lapse video of himself building one of his recent guitars. The video shows the detail and precision that goes into making a fine electric guitar and offers insight into the numerous steps and care that are involved.

“So I filmed myself during some ‘guitar building moments’ in which you can watch me build a six-string Hufschmid Tantalum,” he explains. “This video does not cover the finishing work, wiring and final assembly, here is a picture of the final guitar.”

Hufschmid, who describes himself as “the Anglo-Swiss luthier,” specializes in six- and seven-string guitars. You can learn more about him and his guitars at HufschmidGuitars.com.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.