PROVO — Lots of people have taught themselves how to play a guitar. There’s almost certainly a considerably smaller number of guitar enthusiasts, on the other hand, who have taught themselves how to make a guitar — as in build one from scratch.
You probably can’t just pick up a kit for that at your average hobby store.
Provo resident and self-taught guitar player Tim Taylor didn’t even need a kit when he decided on a whim last year to take his interest in six-stringed sound makers to the next level.
Instead, Taylor, 65, followed a time-honored approach more often reserved for things like cars, or vacuum cleaners, that have standard replaceable parts: Find one that works and take it apart to see what’s inside.