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    Building Guitar

    this fall im finally getting aound to building my guitar, ive been working with wood for a long time, so i expect only medium difficulty () ill be buying wood etc now and then getting the hard ware for christmas, ill be periodically updating this thread as i get more parts or major progress is done on the body, lots of pictures for you guys


    this is basically what it will look like when its done (minus shiny finish, i only want stain and a sealant)

    http://niconico-guitars.com/stocklis...2_qmt_body.jpg

    a few details will be different and i will be using a billy gibbons humbucker and 2 SRV texas single coils (guitar guys will know what i mean)



    lemme know what you think
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    Sounds &*(%#ing awesome.

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    I can't even play guitar, much less hand-make one.
    pondering things

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    Glad to hear you're voicing your plans

    I still say PRS style, I can send you photos of the wiring in the Custom 22 if you want...

    3 humbuckers, all coil tapped, or 1 humbucker and 2 singlecoils?

    I know what I'd do...

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    Well, Colin, here are a couple of rough sketches- tell me what you think...
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    yeah we had our little discussion sam i think ill go with 2 SC's 1 HB (ps i like the right "sketch")

    ive always loved working with wood and have gotten quite good at it, and always loved playing guitar, so it seemed a logical next step to put the two together


    if it goes well and someone likes what they see i would be open to selling future guitars

    and my dad said this cabinet shop he is looking at doing business with has a huge C&C machine, so they could do custom inlays on the fingerboard for me like the doves on the fingerboard of the pics sam posted
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    my guitar (a Washburn X-Series) has the two single, one humbuck pickup configuration and it works great. good luck with the project
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    Quote Originally Posted by my porsche
    yeah we had our little discussion sam i think ill go with 2 SC's 1 HB (ps i like the right "sketch")

    ive always loved working with wood and have gotten quite good at it, and always loved playing guitar, so it seemed a logical next step to put the two together


    if it goes well and someone likes what they see i would be open to selling future guitars

    and my dad said this cabinet shop he is looking at doing business with has a huge C&C machine, so they could do custom inlays on the fingerboard for me like the doves on the fingerboard of the pics sam posted
    Glad you like the quick PS's I knocked up!

    Just don't forget the routing, you can see the shadows of them quite clearly.

    Awesome.... or.... get a job at PRS set up a second factory!!!

    Go for flames on the fretboard, like Justin Hawkins has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lithuanianmafia
    my guitar (a Washburn X-Series) has the two single, one humbuck pickup configuration and it works great. good luck with the project
    Same with my American Deluxe HSS and Highway 1 HSS Fender Strats. Awesome versatility.

    Colin's Fender Showmaster is the same... must be something to do with liking cars, we got a hot-rodded engine at the front

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    Sound great. I would love to do that but dont trust myself to finish it off. I would definitely pick a PRS style too. Are yougoing to build the neck yourself or buy one. Carvin do them, it would make it a bit easier. Maybe use one of their neck through bodies!

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    SRV single coils, good style my man.
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    Wow, that's a seriously ambitious project! I know diddly about guitars, but I'd imagine the tolerances arent very big if you want to get it to sound right.

    Are you working from some sort of a manual? Or are you just making it up as you go along?

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    i have a book that i read a while ago and have since re-read


    why flames, i think it looks tacky, ive been thinking of what to have inlaid but i cant come up with anything that is original

    sam, routing....you mean carved top?
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    Porsche logo ?
    Outline of a 911 ??
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    That would be sweet. The body of the guitar was a giant Porsche emblem! Holy crap that'd be awesome!
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