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blindsagacity 08-19-2009 04:05 PM

Super Mega Awesome Stop Sign Guitar Build
 
Hey there GB&C.

After a while of planning out my build and ordering parts/finding a place to do the work, I'm finally starting my build.

As the title states, I'm building a guitar and incorporating a stop sign.

How you ask? well the guitar itself will be shaped like an octagon with the stop sign acting as a sort of pickguard that covers the entire body.

All major work will be done on Tuesdays and Thursday as that is when I have access to the power tools.

Specs:
-Squier Neck (it is a great neck and it was free)
-25.5"scale
-Black Gotoh Hardtail Bridge
-2 GFS Lil Killer SC sized Humbuckers (10k and 15k)
-12" Stop Sign
-Walnut Body
-Killswitch, 3 way, and 1 concentric pot for both volumes.


Pics coming soon.

the humanity 08-19-2009 04:12 PM

a normal guitar shape with the stop sign cut into a half covering pickguard would look far less cheesy.

Bingt 08-19-2009 04:12 PM

well since you've got that neck.. read the headstock..


squier... not squire...


good luck on the build ;)

RenKaiya 08-19-2009 04:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by the humanity
a normal guitar shape with the stop sign cut into a half covering pickguard would look far less cheesy.

seconded

NewsoftheWorld 08-19-2009 04:19 PM

If you are making it the way that I am imagining it then it will be awesome!

Like a banjo right?But with a stop sign?

RockIsHowIRoll 08-19-2009 04:20 PM

sounds cool

blindsagacity 08-19-2009 04:21 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewsoftheWorld
If you are making it the way that I am imagining it then it will be awesome!

Like a banjo right?But with a stop sign?


pretty much, I was even thinking of using as a banjo case for it if i could find one that would fit.

also, I realize the tackiness factor.

the humanity 08-19-2009 04:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by blindsagacity
pretty much, I was even thinking of using as a banjo case for it if i could find one that would fit.

also, I realize the tackiness factor.

but this could be epic if you could overcome the tacky, instead of embracing it :cry:

Locked_Deadbolt 08-19-2009 04:26 PM

To make it more like a stop sign you should use a headless neck. Squier necks do play nicely though.

blindsagacity 08-19-2009 04:29 PM

I can't afford a headless bridge right now. But in the future: maybe.

I am however reshaping the headstock to be more Ibanez like, and painting it red.

FuzzLove 08-19-2009 04:37 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by blindsagacity
I can't afford a headless bridge right now. But in the future: maybe.

I am however reshaping the headstock to be more Ibanez like, and painting it red.


Ibanez's are poo.

blindsagacity 08-19-2009 06:40 PM

Stop Sign
http://www.cameroid.com/i/100ER-A1
Pickups
http://www.cameroid.com/i/100F4-A1
Bridge
http://www.cameroid.com/i/100FA-A1
Neck
http://www.cameroid.com/i/100GK-A1
Wood
http://www.cameroid.com/i/100H1-A1
Back of wood
http://www.cameroid.com/i/100HB-A1


Now the questions:

Does anyone know how to ground the top pot of a concentric if you're using them both as volume controls?

And any opinions on what area of the wood I should cut from? (the front of the quitar will have the sign over it, but the back will be either natural or transparent red)
The sign probably takes up about 2/3 of the wood, so just say whichever part of the rain you find prettiest. :)

courtkid1012 08-19-2009 06:47 PM

You could write Don't and Believing on top and bottom to make it look cooler. I don't know all that much, but I would use the top picture of the wood as the bottom of the guitar. The second one looks a little cracked on the bottom, but you probably don't need to use that part since there's enough wood.

The left part of the bottom picture looks like it's the best for the part of the guitar where the wood is showing, it doesn't have the weird design that's more to the right of it.

Invader Jim 08-19-2009 07:10 PM

The pot shells are one and the same.

blindsagacity 08-19-2009 07:30 PM

^so do I only have to ground once? because both sections of the pot have three lugs as usual. Sorry, I've never used a concentric before.

ohspyro89 08-20-2009 02:08 AM

Yeah, just ground it once. You will still need to run the certain lugs to ground on both of them though.

blindsagacity 08-20-2009 02:30 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ohspyro89
Yeah, just ground it once. You will still need to run the certain lugs to ground on both of them though.


if i use this diagram (couldn't figure out how to show that I'm using concentric in the diagram)

Since I can't ground the third lug to the bottom like a standard pot, should I ground it to the side, or run a wire to the bottom?

-Raiden- 08-20-2009 02:35 AM

Man, I thought about doing this for a while.
The tackiness factor drove me away, so more power to you! Good luck on your build. :D

blindsagacity 08-20-2009 02:37 AM

Thanks man, the $30 bet with my friend saying i wouldn't/couldn't do it helped a little too :D

thats enough to cover my wood and the 3 way.

would you believe my pot and knob cost more than my wood?

-Raiden- 08-20-2009 12:43 PM

D: Crazy, where'd you buy them from?


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