#1
Hey GB&C I have been wanting to make a guitar for quite a while.

Bought this body for $10, but I need help identifying the body style. it isn't on solid piece of wood its more like ply. So if I got ripped off its not that big of loss.

Also I need help from you guys finding a neck to fit it. I will give measurements of the neck pocket if needed.

I decided to do this build because it seemed like a lot of fun and a good place for a 14 year old to start building guitars.












#3
Quote by Comrade Curry
Is that, the grain? Whoa, if it is, well I really can't tell, is that thing on the back the grain or oddly collected dust?


well...it is the grain but it is not a single piece of wood it is like ply wood i guess

to the post underneath me, yeah thank you for reminding me i will probably have to cut my own pickgaurd. And yeah its like a sg/strat kinda?

oh well highfive man. Randy went way to soon.
Last edited by Littleangus44 at Feb 18, 2009,
#5
That body is a Harmony. About every guitarist in this area had one when they started and either

a)Destroyed it
b)Pawned it
or c)Gave it to another new guitarist.
#6
it's not strictly a harmony... inherantly, that's a good guess, but I would have guessed teisco, first. It could be a tiesco, global, harmony, I think kay imported something like that, too... in anycase, it's a 60's japanese import body, you can tell be the wierd cutout for the truss rod adjustment. I'm gonna look into a few things, then get back to you.

edit: I did some preliminary searching for you, and I did not find anything matching that body/pickup style. It's not a known teisco, but there could be more... Melody, Kent and Kingston are other possibilities, but alot of those guitars have surface mounted pickups. I recently did a "restoration" of an unknown japanese guitar, actually. Check out my profile for a clip of what it sounds like. Those old japanese guitars can get you some interesting tones.
Fact: Bears eat beats. Bears beats Battlestar Galactica.
Last edited by Thomme at Feb 18, 2009,
#8
Quote by Littleangus44
thanks for doing some research Thomme

I'm'a bit of an old japanese guitar-o-phile myself. I've got my 4th vintage japanese guitar on the way right now. They're some surprisingly nice sounding guitars, not always the best players, though.
Fact: Bears eat beats. Bears beats Battlestar Galactica.
#9
Quote by Thomme
I'm'a bit of an old japanese guitar-o-phile myself. I've got my 4th vintage japanese guitar on the way right now. They're some surprisingly nice sounding guitars, not always the best players, though.


ya i checked out the demo on your profile they sound pretty good.
#10
its plywood, just to confirm that...

TS warmoth custom makes necks, so if you wanna email them with all the dimensions they would build you a neck
#11
I don't think a $10 body constitutes a $200 neck!
Look for a vintage japanese guitar neck on ebay/craigslist/whatever for a while before considering getting one made. It'll be much more cost efficient.
#12
Well I found a neck on ebay, not sure if it will fit or not.

If I posted a link to it to ask you guys if it looked okay would I get warned for advertising?