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Old 07-10-2004, 09:51 PM   #1
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Well, I suppose I'll start my own thread for this sorta thing, seeing as how I'm designing my own body and all.

On to it!

This is the updated deisgn. I wanted it to be a mix of a fender-esque body silouhette design, mixed with the SG bevelling wood type, and sound. I've decided to call it the 'Fusion'



So I bought the Mahogany, Milled it down, and began to file away the bevel. In retrospect, I probably should Have done the cavities first off so It could be centered easily ... live and learn.



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Bevel taking more shape, knob positions and cavities taped out (not perfect ... just general taping)


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Neck, Pickups (burstbuckers), Electronics (pots, wires, switch, jack) bridge came in, so I could finally start coring out the body.


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Because school ended, and thus I had no shop, I couldn't really do much. So, I fooled around with colors and with the neck. i've decided on a Warm Red to Orange burst thing. however, the pegboard is wrong. Originally, I had wanted to do a Trey Anastasio pegboard, However with time I deemed that to be unoriginal, not to mention it didn't really go with the body. So I came up with a new headstock (can be seen in the design picture) which I've decided to use.


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So I'm back in a shop for at least an hour a day ... hopefully it'll get done in the next 4 weeks. Or at least the body, and the finish.

I've changed it so that instead of a flat face, its a smooth, curved bevel like in the design pic. I've also Begun to router out the tremolo cage and electronics cavity. Once thats done, I'll use some thin planks of mahogany (1/2 inch) to make cavity covers for the tremolo and electronics , trace their outline, and router out on those lines 1/2" in so they sink evenly in.

Whee. this is fun. I want to make more ... I even have another design ... this time for a bass.
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Old 07-10-2004, 09:53 PM   #2
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very cool, looks real nice


congrats and good luck
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Old 07-10-2004, 09:54 PM   #3
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Old 07-10-2004, 09:56 PM   #4
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Its looking really good. Is the neck mahogany as well? What about the fretboard?


Where did you get your materials?
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Old 07-10-2004, 09:56 PM   #5
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i think i would look sweet with a trans black flame top. fits the guitars personality
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Old 07-10-2004, 10:07 PM   #6
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Old 07-10-2004, 11:10 PM   #7
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Damn all you people who have the willpower, initiative and tools to actually build your own guitars...

Good luck with it, that looks like alot of fun, great to see you came up with your own body shape!
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Old 07-10-2004, 11:13 PM   #8
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recently there seems to be alot of people vuilding their own guitar or atleast thinking about doing it.
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Old 07-10-2004, 11:19 PM   #9
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Old 07-10-2004, 11:28 PM   #10
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i wish i could build one...



but im perfectly content finding bargains on parts and putting one together
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Old 07-10-2004, 11:33 PM   #11
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i really wanna build one from scratch, but i don't have any tools to do so
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Old 07-10-2004, 11:34 PM   #12
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i wish i could build one...



but im perfectly content finding bargains on parts and putting one together



especially when one of the pieces is custom made for you.
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Old 07-10-2004, 11:34 PM   #13
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Old 07-11-2004, 03:27 AM   #14
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Looks nice, I kinda like it.

It definatly is unique.

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Old 07-11-2004, 12:01 PM   #15
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did you make the neck in the picture?
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Old 07-11-2004, 12:08 PM   #16
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Yeah, looking sharp.

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did you make the neck in the picture?


No i think he said somewhere else that he was building the body but getting a neck off warmoth. Not sure though.

Also thats not an original body style, i can't remember which guitar uses it but i've seen it somewhere but hey looks really good.

Wish i had the tools to build my own bass, but i don't so i guess i'm going to have to buy one.



Edit: ignore what i said about the neck i was mixing him up with someone else.... arrrggghhh too many people building guitars.
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Old 07-11-2004, 04:08 PM   #18
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No i think he said somewhere else that he was building the body but getting a neck off warmoth. Not sure though.

Also thats not an original body style, i can't remember which guitar uses it but i've seen it somewhere but hey looks really good.

Wish i had the tools to build my own bass, but i don't so i guess i'm going to have to buy one.



Edit: ignore what i said about the neck i was mixing him up with someone else.... arrrggghhh too many people building guitars.


i think your thinking of a fernandes ravelle
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Old 07-11-2004, 05:18 PM   #19
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Fernandez Ravelle? never seen it before you mentioned it ... and even so, its still much different.

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I bought the neck off stewmac, and i'll be re-inlaying it to suit my liking, and binding it if I can. The wood I got at a nearby woodstore, and the electronics off of stewmac and a nearby guitar store.
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Old 07-11-2004, 06:02 PM   #20
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Thats looking great. I love the beveling on the edges.
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