#1
Ok planning my first build, a les paul and im a noob when it comes to why guitars are built the way they are, so im going to ask alot of questions right now im working on the scetch and design.
First up its going to have a Tun-o-matic bridge and i think string through body and iv noticed that on almost all guitars they are offset at an angle, what is this angle and why is like such?
any help will be appreciated
#2
TOMs have fairly little saddle travel, and so the bass side is angled further back to allow for more intonation room for the bass strings (which always need to go back further than the thinner treble strings).

The bass side is placed about 1/8" further back than the scale length.


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#4
Ok here is a ROUGH sketch i made in a few minutes to show u what im shooting for, its going to be a tribute for all the troops u have made the ultimate sacrifice. I was thinking about getting it flamed maple venire and staining dark natural or a dark red im not sure which.
and im not shure on wether the lower horn should be short like an esp ec or a longer version the pic kinda shows both.
your opinions?



and here is the headstock




sorry i didnt know the bigs were going to be so big and blurry my appologies
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#5
Is there a reason they are upside down?

anyway, if you can pull it off i think this has the potential to be awesome.
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Is there a reason they are upside down?

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yea cause i suck with technology lol
#7
Lol, I spy wiith my little eye, something that rhymes with bean headstock
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#8
lol yea i got the idea off my dean vendetta
ok now i need ur opinions

1. do i do a bolt on , or neck through which is easier or cheaper

2. ebony or rosewood fretboard

3. dark red or natural

4. what should i make the body out of


any ideas are welcome
Oh yea i forgot to mention....
This build isnt truly going to start till the winter break since im going to my second year of military college but during this time im making to the nano meter plans and accuring the materials as cheap as i can. this build thread is going to be really detailed for anybody else who wants to attemp latter on
#9
1: neck thru is usually considered easier for a build, plus you can getter better fret access with them as apposed to bolt on.

2:ebaony FTW!

3: red

4:personal preference, what tone are you looking for?
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#10
a deep warm tone, but i can sacrifice tone a bit for price not to much though
#11
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=18292078&postcount=1

Prices vary a bit depending where you buy from, but the rarer woods and generally speaking the harder woods cost more. pick whatever kind of tone you really want from there.
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#12
Mahogany has a warm tone and usually isn't expensive, rosewood has a really nice warm tone IMO (but is really expensive, would be good for a neck through, though). Guitar wood thread can give you more info, I'll post the link once I find it.

EDIT: I found it, it's up there^
#13
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Mahogany has a warm tone and usually isn't expensive, rosewood has a really nice warm tone IMO (but is really expensive, would be good for a neck through, though). Guitar wood thread can give you more info, I'll post the link once I find it.

EDIT: I found it, it's up there^


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#18
plans lookin nice so far, but as for pickups i suggest you go with dimarzio pickups i've found them to be slightly cheaper if you get the right colors