#1
I plan on building a 7 string explorer. Im making the body myself. Could someone give me an idea of how much this would cost with flat black paint, 2 emg 707's, the neck, a floyd rose, grover tuners, and all the other electronics (jack, wiring, switches, and such).

Thanks
#2
depends on how many tools your buying, if your buying no tools then id say..


wood- mahogany- $50-80 (explorer has alot extra wood)
neck/truss rod/fretboard/wire-$60
tuners-$60
floyd- $100-150?
hardware-$10?
emgs-?
pots-usually come with the emgs if i remember right

am i forgetting anything?

the tools and drill bits and such will bring it up alot
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#3
:O That's a lot cheaper than I expected. If i wanted a 24 fret neck and rosewood fretboard would that make a big difference?
#4
That guy is way off it seems like. It really comes down to the quality of the wood. Look on sites like Warmoth, that could be a big help.


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#5
not really i dont think, as long as the scale length is right your fine.

have you done any research on building guitars? for a complete wood working noob its not near as easy as it looks
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That guy is way off it seems like. It really comes down to the quality of the wood. Look on sites like Warmoth, that could be a big help.




if your going to warmoth to find out how much you should spend on wood/necks/bodies you are a idiot. warmoth is way overpriced. im going on what ive spent on parts for my builds.
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I have done some. My guitar teacher is a luthier so he's going to help me a bit.


awesome, have you talked to him about it?

my guitar teacher has alot of friends who are incredibly good luthiers, its a great thing to have.

edit- warmtoh is great and all, really good quality stuff. but they are too focused on cashing in on lazy people trying to put together a guitar quickly
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#10
Not too much. Hey if I get a list of parts together for my build, could I send them to you and you tell me what you think?
#11
just post them up here, ive done alot of guitar rebuilds/builds but im in no way as good or as knowledgeable as other guys here.

im curious to see the spec sheet, if i were you id look into a carvin 7 string neck through neck though.
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#13
yeah it really depends on the wood and where you get it, like you could get a big slab of mahogany for $10 at your local lumber yard, or you could get it for $100 or more off the net...

Are you building or buying the neck? To buy look between the $100 - $200 mark. If your building it neck wood = $100? and the fretboard $20. Truss rod $15, fretwire $5.

Tuners $60

Floyd: If your going OFR 7 string look around the $200 - $300 mark...

EMGs: im not really sure, i'd say around the $200 mark

Other stuff: probably $20 - $30

And paint: $5


You can add it all up
#14
more like $20 for the paint,

sealer-primer-paint-second coat of paint.

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well if your talking rattle cans down here you cant get any kind of paint in a rattle can for less that 5 bucks
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#19
Im not sure..I'm tempted for a licensed. My jackson has a licensed and it's actually not bad at all.
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Im not sure..I'm tempted for a licensed. My jackson has a licensed and it's actually not bad at all.


true, so does mine, as long as your not an idiot with it.

if your trying to cut costs and you dont brutally rape your tremelo id go with a licensed, if you have the money and what the best go with the official
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Where would you put battery boxes for EMG's usually? On the back right?


right, or inside the control cavity. your choice
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#24
I'm buying a body i decided I think. I want something too detailed for my step dad to make lol
#25
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but, the warmoth one is steel and double locking. This is pot metal and single locking.
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#26
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I'm buying a body i decided I think. I want something too detailed for my step dad to make lol



whats so detailed about it?
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