Anthony DeMers wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:20 am
Doug Ingram wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:12 pm
The Torres SE117 is an awesome little guitar. I've built three so far.
That’s awesome. I’d love to see a picture or two if you have one. I’m at least making two. My son will get number two. At this rate I’ll be lucky to finish under 300 hours for the first one. Hope to cut that time significantly for the second.
Anthony. I posted them to this forum (shockingly to me!)8 years ago. You can see them here. viewtopic.php?f=11&t=46984&hilit=Doug+ingram+se117
The SE117 produces a nice sounding small guitar that is still a viable guitar regardless of whether the player is a child or an adult. These are great for younger players to learn on as they suit their size, but they are NOT child guitars the same way that a fractional size violin is a child's violin.
I built one each for my two daughters hoping that they would grow up playing. They were both very involved in music, however, guitar did not take with them. I have lent one to my 13 year old nephew who is taking guitar in school. Guitar is getting traction with him.
You will be able to cut your time investment down on the second guitar as so much time is devoted to research and basic skills acquisition. Don't worry about the hours, just enjoy the entire process. Also, don't think about the time required to do the entire project, just break it down into component tasks and let those accumulate to an entire guitar.