Building a Custom Guitar Body with Bowties


Comments • 302

  • Johnny King
    Johnny King  10 hours back

    Great build. Learning to play can be addictive especially when you learn your first song. Rock On!

    • George Tempest
      George Tempest  2 days back

      Instead of bow ties I would have inserted f-hole shapes to keep the music thing more inkeeping. Would be a real eye catcher!

      • Ander Teiker
        Ander Teiker  2 days back

        Oh,so beautiful can you build a snare drum pleaseeeeeee.your amazin...

        • Groot
          Groot  3 days back

          Congrats on 1million subscribers.....

          • Jordan Frank
            Jordan Frank  3 days back

            Love this so much. Not joking, you should build a companion amplifier. I think you'll find it easier compared to this build, and you could make something really custom with matching wood.

            • اللامي اللامي


              • Jeff Moss
                Jeff Moss  5 days back


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                  First I recommended this channel to others so they could learn but this is way over learning lol. awesome work!

                  • ThatBassistK
                    ThatBassistK  6 days back

                    Josh started out seeming so nervous when you had him play but when he started into What's my Age Again, I almost died! that was beautiful, as well as the projects.

                    • peebee143
                      peebee143  6 days back

                      That is what we would definitely call workman's tea, it's so strong!

                      • Deneteus
                        Deneteus  1 weeks back

                        That crack going through the entire body is too much. There should have been some epoxy resin in there otherwise there is a total loss of sustain. All you basically get is the sound of the neck just like those travel guitars. You can add a neck to anything but you can tell when it actually sounds good versus just looking good.

                        • Gerrit Max
                          Gerrit Max  1 weeks back

                          Wow, guitar looks awesome.
                          Didn't know it was so close to where I live though, could have had a meet and greet.

                          • Michael Ogden
                            Michael Ogden  1 weeks back

                            Very cool. :-)

                            • GreatNorthernTroll
                              GreatNorthernTroll  1 weeks back

                              Really, really nice work, April! Thank you for sharing this with us!

                              • Fed Rooster
                                Fed Rooster  1 weeks back

                                Great tone, super warm.

                                • Kevin Morin
                                  Kevin Morin  1 weeks back

                                  April, for guitar finish surface; I'd have preferred you filled the voids in the bark inclusion with clear epoxy - would show the flaw just as well but not left valley and surfaces that will collect dust and detritus over time. All the looks would still be there but the top surface would have been uniform. All the bowties could be cut and then inlet with a single concentric router guide- and the corners would be nice and rounded (1/8" bit) Nice vid, thanks. Why not invite pickers from your area, at home, to come and jam on your hand built axe? make some good vid footage?

                                  • Mark Bader
                                    Mark Bader  1 weeks back

                                    Lovely guitar, truly. BTW, another term for your bow tie or butterfly patch is a Dutchman.

                                    • Richard Wolfe
                                      Richard Wolfe  1 weeks back

                                      Is it possible to use the riverbed epoxy technique instead of the bow ties

                                      • Brian Prusa
                                        Brian Prusa  1 weeks back

                                        Wow, nice body. I think it’s awesome to see your first guitar build unfold. Hi Matt!

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                                          my channel  1 weeks back

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                                          • darren hutchinson
                                            darren hutchinson  1 weeks back

                                            And wow

                                            • darren hutchinson
                                              darren hutchinson  1 weeks back

                                              Did I say that wow ⚒⚒

                                              • David Penley
                                                David Penley  1 weeks back

                                                Now that the guitar is done you may want to check out the Fret Zealot ( This was a Kick Starter project that went production back in 2017. It combines tiny easily installed LED lights on your fretboard and an app your phone to turn the guitar into a "Follow the Lights" instrument which can help beginners quickly learn chords and songs. Also nice is that you can download songs to your phone and have it guide you as you learn them. An awesome product. I reached out to them and suggested that they might want to send an evaluation unit your way. Don't know if they will, but no harm in asking :-) And you and the folks at Fret Zealot have at least one thing in common, you're both awesome!

                                                • Joe Bryant
                                                  Joe Bryant  1 weeks back

                                                  It's better than all the "special projects" Ben does at Crimson. It's stunning.

                                                  • Brendan Douglas-Henry
                                                    Brendan Douglas-Henry  1 weeks back

                                                    Psssst don't tell Matt yours is much prettier!

                                                    • Roberto Martinez
                                                      Roberto Martinez  2 weeks back


                                                      • Pho8os
                                                        Pho8os  2 weeks back

                                                        That is a sic guitar.

                                                        • Mr 67 BARRACUDA
                                                          Mr 67 BARRACUDA  2 weeks back

                                                          ==sorry late on this one, but nice video, now we need set of drums to match==

                                                          • Skewed Maker
                                                            Skewed Maker  2 weeks back

                                                            WOW! That is a work of art!

                                                            • DALG Guitars
                                                              DALG Guitars  2 weeks back

                                                              Bow tie and natural void wood is such a great idea for a guitar body. Also a perfect fit for Crimson Guitars. A unique guitar body idea is a supremely difficult thing to pull off. Great job! You rock.

                                                              • sheumack
                                                                sheumack  2 weeks back

                                                                That looks amazing. Well done.

                                                                • Marla White
                                                                  Marla White  2 weeks back

                                                                  Loved it!!!

                                                                  • grateful
                                                                    grateful  2 weeks back

                                                                    The fact that you went to Crimson Guitars and went so hard with this, is why I've been a subscriber to your channel for years on different accounts, and will essentially watch every video that you ever do. haha

                                                                    • artfulcoyote
                                                                      artfulcoyote  2 weeks back

                                                                      Lol awesome !!!

                                                                      • Brady McPhail
                                                                        Brady McPhail  2 weeks back

                                                                        I've always wanted to learn to build guitars, now watching the 2 of you and seeing especially seeing your beautiful piece of art. I will do it. I'm excited. Thanks April, Matt, Crimson and Triton.

                                                                        • AngryRed Banjo
                                                                          AngryRed Banjo  2 weeks back

                                                                          I started watching the build on another channel and followed it over here. Good job on a one of a kind guitar! I’d also say your a natural in front of the camera, staying on track with all the info but comfortably casual and easy to watch. Being a cutie doesn’t hurt either 😉 (I hope you read that as the compliment it was intended to be). Thanks for the great videos and keep practicing. 👍

                                                                          • Tom Truesdale
                                                                            Tom Truesdale  2 weeks back

                                                                            Out standing work on that guitar. Now you need to learn to play "London Homesick Blues" ;-) Texans will know what I am talking about.

                                                                            • Ronny
                                                                              Ronny  2 weeks back

                                                                              Wow April is`t Beautiful Guitar Very good Job🤗👏👏👏👍

                                                                              • watahyahknow
                                                                                watahyahknow  2 weeks back

                                                                                the guitar ended up sounding nice

                                                                                • alain fontaine
                                                                                  alain fontaine  2 weeks back


                                                                                  • Timothy Eldridge
                                                                                    Timothy Eldridge  2 weeks back


                                                                                    • Frank Carrere Jr
                                                                                      Frank Carrere Jr  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I love your videos with you a Matt. Y’all work great together.

                                                                                      • Top Beer Reviews
                                                                                        Top Beer Reviews  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Great stuff as always!

                                                                                        • Figments Made
                                                                                          Figments Made  2 weeks back

                                                                                          It's such a beautiful guitar! And the tip of using sandpaper on a straight edge to get to final dimensions is great!

                                                                                          • David Miller
                                                                                            David Miller  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Hey April! What a nice instrument. You did an awesome job on it and I appreciate your presentation. I have never built a guitar, but I do repairs occasionally. Congrats for stepping out and trying.....

                                                                                            • Ashley Wilson
                                                                                              Ashley Wilson  2 weeks back

                                                                                              I cannot play guitar, but I own a lot of them and have built one so far. I was wondering if it would be worth it to take a luthier course, not knowing how to play. Seeing this, has convinced me to do so! Thankyou!

                                                                                              • Tom McCall
                                                                                                Tom McCall  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Congratulations on this build, well done. Enjoyed the videos. I had no doubt the finished project would be nothing short of beautiful. 👍

                                                                                                • kodiak wild
                                                                                                  kodiak wild  2 weeks back

                                                                                                  😂🤣 matt's guitar looks like it came from abasi concepts custom shop.