#1
So i want to build a guitar, but I really have no idea where to start with on woods, for neck backs, finger boards, body. All I know right now is that i want a black binding on the body and I want the body in a standard strat shape.

As for feel , I want his guitar to be versatile. I want to be able to cover a wide spectrum of styles ( blues, reggae, southern rock, classical, funk..etc). Almost everything excluding metal because I have a separate guitar for that .

As for pickups and hardware, I haven't looked into it yet, I am not sure were to start really...


So go nuts! I'll be taking notes!
#2
I suggest an HSS combination.
For a first project go with a cheap wood.
Stewmac is the place to go to get all of your building suplys. You will need a router and a Binding bit to do the channel for the black binding. You can go to warmoth for made already necks. Or you can buy neck blanks and body blanks at your local lumber or even ebay. you can get fingerboards at Stewmac.com.

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#4
Sapele body, Cury maple set neck, 24 frets, 24 2/4" scale, jumbo frets. Gotoh floyd rose.
some ideas
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#5
Dude, there are treasure troves of information on UG and warmoth and everything. Just slowly but surely plan it out, and buy some books, i guess....
#6
Do you have other woodworking experience? Access to tools? Steady income?

First tip: If you haven't done anything like this before, you may want to consider saving yourself some grief by using an adjustable flatmount hard tail bridge like this
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Instead of monkeying around with difficult routing for a trem or trying to figure out neck angles for a TOM. You'll thank me later
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#7
Wouldn't a floating bridge be more easier? Then again, I guess you cant get whammy with floating. That pissed me off when I got my Kerry King Signature Wartribe guitar. I thought it had whammy. It's my Rythm guitar mostly now.
#8
Uh... what?
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#9
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Do you have other woodworking experience? Access to tools? Steady income?
This was going to be my first question


I suggest

www.projectguitar.com

start reading through the tutorials they have there on building guitars.


and

Make Your Own Electric Guitar by Melvyn Hiscock

buy and read it a few times, you can start planning your guitar alongside reading it, but if you have a lot of time on your hands I would read it through at least once first.




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#10
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Wouldn't a floating bridge be more easier? Then again, I guess you cant get whammy with floating. That pissed me off when I got my Kerry King Signature Wartribe guitar. I thought it had whammy. It's my Rythm guitar mostly now.


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Ahaha, oh sweet Jesus!


OT:

Neck through, with zero neck angle and either a flatmount bridge or recessed Tune-O-Matic is probably the easiest way to get your feet wet. Also, try to buy a pre-slotted and radiused fingerboard.
#12
you can get a prebuilt neck on ebay for cheap. I'd suggest that with a sapele or alder body stratocaster shape with the flatmount bridge that bobby mentioned. Go with a simple oil finish and a hss or SSS setup.
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