Crimson Guitars is where I will be going at the end of October to follow a week’s course in guitar building, and I will build my own guitar (see the articles beginning “Planning my Guitar Build part 1“). They do a lot of instructional videos on luthiery skills, and recently Ben Crowe, the Master Luthier, attempted to build a guitar in 12 hours.
The whole build was filmed and made available in all of it’s 12-hour glory on YouTube, and I’m afraid to say that, apart from skipping through some of the sanding, I watched the whole lot. Thanks to Ben’s commentary and the interest of watching the whole process of making a guitar, it was actually rather interesting!
Below you will find the first episode, “Preparing for the 12 Hour Guitar Build”, which preceded the 24 half-hour episodes. They are also going to produce an hour-long highlights version, but for those with the stamina, the full 12 hours are worth the watch.
Ben is obviously certifiably mad and I’m looking forward to meeting him!