This is for those who have been in business for a few years, and are making some income at guitar making. I'm just getting things going and working on some prototypes, but i've run into the all important "How to I pay for this?" question. I have a few pre-orders, but they are just enough to buy a few more tools to get closer to what I need, but not enough to get everything. All the income right now is going to bills. Here's my situation: in 2001, I trained under John Bolin www.bolinguitars.com for about a year. About a year ago, I got the building bug and started on some projects. I have two shops I am borrowing that have most of the tools and space I need. I can use either for free anytime I want. I do not have access to a spray booth however. What I am lacking is money for supplies for the actual builds. We have a baby due this month, so income is important and a loan is fairly risky at this point. Solutions 1. Go get a loan (Family, Friends) 2. Work a regular job and fund it myself 3. Wait to get my own place, and then a loan (Sort of where i'm leaning) 4. Pre-Orders 5.??? Any thoughts from those who have already got off the ground? Thanks in advance for your input. Here's some things in the works: Sorry for the large pictures!