Reading the thread about becoming a professional luthier was a bit like reading a horror story. I knew that more or less it was not going to have a happy ending.
There were some comments made about guitarists and their collective misconceptions or myths surrounding the instrument.
So, just what are some of the things guitarists think will give them that sound?
Full Disclosure - I have hacked, sliced and diced, mongrelized and destroyed perfectly fine guitars in the name of 'creating a signature sound'. Conclusion: I'm the same player and the only thing I have to show for it is a pile of pickups, speakers, gizmos, do-dads.
I've also come to realize that while there is a unique tone buried deep in a finely crafted guitar, it takes a talented and skilled hand to extract it.