#1
(i searched before i posted this)

I have finally decided to make a summer project - my own guitar!

But first, i need some help and some advice. With this i mean, i need some tutorials, and some guides which can explain me how to do the wiring, how to make the the shape, how to sand/saw the wood, how to make a neck-through guitar neck, and how to attatch it to the body
Ill also need some guides in painting, polishing, and all that, and also a list of the items i would need -wood router,saw,...- (please, dont say that i am lazy, or whatsoever, because, as i stated before in this thread, i tryed searching, yet, i came up with nothing)

Why am i preparing so early?

Basicly, i want this to be the perfect guitar, so ill be needing alot of time to get the materials, and to get ready

Alright, now show me the weapon!

Basicaly, the shape i want it to have is this one:


Specs:

-1-piece mahogany, or alder (need opinion on this, which one has a better tone)
By the way, could you tell me if this is an alder tree? http://m142.photobucket.com/image/amieiro%20arvore/pvaraujo/Lima-amieiro.jpg.html?src=www
-Either 1 piece or 3 piece maple neck
-Neck-through neck
-Original Floyd Rose
-Humbucker on bridge, or maybe H-H (need to decide)
-Locking nut
-6 string
-Either Rosewood or Ebony fretboard
-Stainless steel frets
-Inlays
Last edited by Baraga at Nov 18, 2009,
#2
Buy this book...

Make Your Own Electric Guitar by Melvyn Hiscock




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#3
I'm gunna have to ask the question... have you ever done any major wood work and construction before? Because if not, I wouldn't suggest this being your first project
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I'm gunna have to ask the question... have you ever done any major wood work and construction before? Because if not, I wouldn't suggest this being your first project


No, i havent done any project envolving wood, but i am really good at handcrafting, and my old cousing might have all the machinery ill need
#5
Look in the hub thread, it says the tools you need in there.

Your going to need a heap more research if you want to build a guitar, especially when you don't even know how to sand the wood.

I wouldn't suggest doing a neck through for a first build, try something easier like a bolt on or if you don't want bolts sticking out of your guitar, do a set neck, it's pretty much the same as a bolt on except you glue it in instead of bolt in on.

Also, by the time you get to summer (I'm imagining your in the nth hemisphere) your guitar design will change so much as you do research, and by the time your about to start building it you'll have at least another 3 planned.
#6
Alright guys, so as i said, i am preparing really early
So far i have made the drawing of the guitar, see how it looks:

(thanks to metal-matt and his templates)

This is where you people enter, does the drawing i have made make sense at all? Also, if anyone has the measurements of an alexi pink sawtooth, please send it to me
#8
Looks fine, no need to bump so quickly.




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#9
A few pictures that might help you:


http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/149b7095.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/eefe660e.jpg
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http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/6a48bc90.jpg
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#10
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A few pictures that might help you:


http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/149b7095.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/eefe660e.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/1b9a53ff.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/92cbe351.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/bf71433c.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/284e5f3b.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/188af012.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/af5368d5.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/261e5b10.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/6a48bc90.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/e3b6bfba.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/d4722eec.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/6f95cb09.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/09e485d9.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/f2a51f37.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/66335927.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/dfc7c6c1.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/eff1846e.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/759dcc2e.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/d164bd15.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/blackystandard/068d6776.jpg


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#11
MAJOR UPDATE:

I finally managed to draw the pefect plans for the jap ESP Alexi Sawtooth after so many hours of effort, check it out!

[pic might be too big]



This spring break will be for me to start to get the materials i need, and talk to a cousin of mine for him to lend me his work place...