|Another Highline Envirocaster on the bench.|
I've always wondered if it might be possible to build a guitar from start to finish in one day. If I had a CNC machine (a fast and expensive one!) I probably could. However, there was no way I could do it by hand. I'm fine with that since I have no desire to crank out guitars like a machine. If I was looking to make a living at this, I'd probably think more seriously about investing in automated processes. Instead, I am more interested in the art of working wood by hand. Even though it takes more time, I can still manage to make a couple of necks or bodies in a day. I can do most of the work to build a complete guitar in about a week. Unfortunately, applying the finish is what drags out the process.