#1
Ok...so i found this site which im gueessing is popular

warmoth.com

and i saw they got all these bodies and necks.

And im like thinking to myseld "i can really make something my own"

So now in this mindset.....i was thinking anbout ordering these parts and building my first guitar.

Couple of questions

1. Is wiring a b!itch?

2. How hard is it (building the whole guitar with the wiring with already made parts)? How long would it take (probably a soloist body HSS)

3. Is painting difficuly (not planning anything fancy, but not like a crappy 200 dollar nbudget giutar paint job)

Im really interested in this, so please help me and answer these questions. I know they sound noobish, but i only have concerns for the electronics part and wanna know how hard it is.
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1. Is wiring a b!itch?

2. How hard is it (building the whole guitar with the wiring with already made parts)? How long would it take (probably a soloist body HSS)

3. Is painting difficuly (not planning anything fancy, but not like a crappy 200 dollar nbudget giutar paint job)

Im really interested in this, so please help me and answer these questions. I know they sound noobish, but i only have concerns for the electronics part and wanna know how hard it is.


1. not unless you are really really bad with a soldering iron.
2. it is not even building it is just aseembling. just putting screws in really.
3. try it out on some scrap first.

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#3
No offence, but I wouldn't really call that buiding your own guitar. IMO building your own guitar means shaping the body from scratch and having a custom design. Also warrmoth is pretty exspensive too, i would check ebay for the parts you need.
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Price not an issue...and i know its not really building but i just wanted something unique you know?
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#5
If you're just now learning about warmoth, it says a lot about the experience you have and consequently the crappy job you're going to in a ll likelihood do. Do some research, talk to actual luthiers, get more knoeledge under your belt. The process of building a guitar is very arduous, but you can do it. The only hard part about wiring is the neurosis that comes with not knowing if you'll do it right, it being such an important part of the guitar, so get comfortable with and memorize the details. However, the wiring should not be the hardest part of building a guitar, it is the precision and dedication that it takes to amke sure everything is properly figured and fits together seamlessly.
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#6
Build everything yourself. It's much more satisfying to play.
And it's like pr0nzzzzz to us GB&C'ers if it looks nice.


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#7
real quick question: If moneys not an issue why not support a small time luthier and have them build you dream guitar for you? I'm not trying to snub your idea of warmoth as i think all of us have drooled over some of the bodies there. Just giving ya something to think about
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real quick question: If moneys not an issue why not support a small time luthier and have them build you dream guitar for you? I'm not trying to snub your idea of warmoth as i think all of us have drooled over some of the bodies there. Just giving ya something to think about



bingo.

but you dont need to be mister rich guy to have a custom guitar made. i know of a place in Peoria AZ (USA) that builds custom handmade guitars for very reasonable prices for the quality, hell depending on what you want you could get out of there under a grand.

check out Atomic Guitar Works.

http:// myspace.com/atomicguitarworks
#9
-^-- At a guess, I would say that he would find it more satisfying to put it together himself.

Of the 3 things you asked about (wiring, putting together, painting) painting is by far the hardest. As Shinhoman points out, putting it together is just screws etc. Assuming you're not thinking of some complicated electronics for your first build, the wiring is laughably easy. Painting is time consuming and it's easy to f**k it up and get a poor finish. However, a bit of practice (and reading the painting and re-finishing thread in the forum) should set you up a treat.

Do it - it's fun.
#10
isnt the FAQ at the top of the forum for covering these sort of stupid noob questions?
#11
some of you guys are being dicks.

you have to start somewhere, if you don't build your first guitar at some point, you're never going to build or mod a second one either.

TS, warmoth parts are really nice, and this is your first project so i would maybe suggest making a less expensive guitar as practice before you try your hand at making a really nice one, check out Guitar Fetish for decent, inexpensive parts.

Also, painting can be a bitch, if you're using spray paint, go slowly and apply a bunch of thin coats, not a couple of really thick ones that will run and drip and look like crap. Also, be patient! Nothing sucks more than screwing up a paint job just because you couldn't wait an extra 20 minutes for the other coat to fully dry.

Wiring is actually a lot easier than you would think, just make sure you know how to solder and get a wiring diagram from the Seymour Duncan website.

seriously though, if money truely isn't an issue, just buy a neck, body and low end electronics from Guitar Fetish and make a practice guitar for like $200 and then once you know what to do and what not to do when painting and wiring a guitar, get some really nice parts from warmoth.

one other thing, no guitar will ever be "perfect" so don't get discouraged if your finish isn't 100% perfect, just have fun with it. Don't be like me and flip a **** when a little speck of dust gets in the paint on the back of the guitar.
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some of you guys are being dicks.

you have to start somewhere, if you don't build your first guitar at some point, you're never going to build or mod a second one either.

TS, warmoth parts are really nice, and this is your first project so i would maybe suggest making a less expensive guitar as practice before you try your hand at making a really nice one, check out Guitar Fetish for decent, inexpensive parts.

Also, painting can be a bitch, if you're using spray paint, go slowly and apply a bunch of thin coats, not a couple of really thick ones that will run and drip and look like crap. Also, be patient! Nothing sucks more than screwing up a paint job just because you couldn't wait an extra 20 minutes for the other coat to fully dry.

Wiring is actually a lot easier than you would think, just make sure you know how to solder and get a wiring diagram from the Seymour Duncan website.

seriously though, if money truely isn't an issue, just buy a neck, body and low end electronics from Guitar Fetish and make a practice guitar for like $200 and then once you know what to do and what not to do when painting and wiring a guitar, get some really nice parts from warmoth.

one other thing, no guitar will ever be "perfect" so don't get discouraged if your finish isn't 100% perfect, just have fun with it. Don't be like me and flip a **** when a little speck of dust gets in the paint on the back of the guitar.


+1
This man speaks the truth.

My first project was an old Sq strat with dodgy wiring. Neck was sound though as was the body so i used these, refinished and replaced all the parts. Cost me just over £120. Got a decent guitar out of it, lots of info and practice for the next project, and a lot of fun.
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+1
This man speaks the truth.

My first project was an old Sq strat with dodgy wiring. Neck was sound though as was the body so i used these, refinished and replaced all the parts. Cost me just over £120. Got a decent guitar out of it, lots of info and practice for the next project, and a lot of fun.


lol sigged cuz i need to look cool when i'm in the pit

but i agree with you so much, there's nothing better than looking at the finished project and knowing that the next one will be even better because of the experienced you gained from the one before.