Boonnoo666
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#1
I'm going to build my own custom Thrash superstrat (Design here) and I'm on a bit of a low budget as I'll be getting a Kahler trem for it. I'll need a fairly cheap body blank (Costing up to £50) and it won't matter tonally as it'll have an EMG 81.
Any suggestions?
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Last edited by Boonnoo666 at Dec 9, 2012,
Boonnoo666
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#3
Quote by Wisthekiller
For superstrats, either basswood or maple would be what most people go for.

Ah, thanks. Do you know any reliable websites that ship to the UK that would sell Basswood?
Quote by treborillusion
Low end Epiphone = fire wood.

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Most_Triumphant
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I'd go for Maple. Just personal preference. I have no idea where one would acquire it.
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#5
go to a local lumber store or a cabinet/furniture builder and see if they have anypieces they will sell you. Ebay is another good site.

Grizzly has blanks so does BYOguitar.com
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Boonnoo666
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#6
Quote by Robbgnarly
go to a local lumber store or a cabinet/furniture builder and see if they have anypieces they will sell you. Ebay is another good site.

Grizzly has blanks so does BYOguitar.com
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Pretty good suggestions, thanks but unfortunately, these aren't really in my range (As I am in the UK)
I will, however probably get something from eBay or http://www.tonetechluthiersupplies.co.uk/

Edit: Found something, emailed them about shipping.

Also, had a better look but they have nothing I'm looking for.
Quote by treborillusion
Low end Epiphone = fire wood.

LTD Surveyor 4
Kramer Imperial
Engl Gigmaster E315
Marshall 1936 JCM900 lead cab
My website
Last edited by Boonnoo666 at Dec 10, 2012,
Boonnoo666
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#8
Quote by rageahol

Ah thanks, my only problem is I can't find anything cause I don't speak German and the Google Chrome translator's not great xD

Edit: Found my way to the body blanks page but the dimensions don't look great


Got another thing to ask:
How hard are Kahler Tremolos to set up? I'm considering using one for this build but if they're hard to set up, I'll be debating between their Hardtail and the Schaller Hannes.
Quote by treborillusion
Low end Epiphone = fire wood.

LTD Surveyor 4
Kramer Imperial
Engl Gigmaster E315
Marshall 1936 JCM900 lead cab
My website
Last edited by Boonnoo666 at Dec 9, 2012,
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#9
Nvm. What I found is in the US and the shipping costs more than the blank. Anyone got any other suggestions?
Quote by treborillusion
Low end Epiphone = fire wood.

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Engl Gigmaster E315
Marshall 1936 JCM900 lead cab
My website
deki143
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#10
If i am going to best Superstrats I've ever owned, the combo of Basswood and Maple Top seems to be the best with tone, weight and look.
Last edited by deki143 at Jan 24, 2013,