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#1
this is my idea for a guitar that i want to build.




What do you think? sorry for the crappy webcam photos, i couldnt find the camera. I havnt decided on a bridge/pickup config yet. Also, does anyone know where i could get an arcade style button to use as a killswitch (ala bucketheads les paul). thanks.
#2
I'd make the lower bout slightly wider for balance. I think it might turn out a bit neck-heavy. It is a pretty cool shape, though.
As for the button, you can probably find momentary switches at any electronics retailer. If not, have a look on Amazon or eBay.

What country are you in?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Concave-Button-Arcade-style-Red/dp/B005CKHFJC/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1311876550&sr=8-10
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#3
Yeah, make the lower bout bigger for sure. And is this a left or a really cool upside down right?
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#4
thanks, its a leftie. and yeah, this is just the first design, i did think it looked a bit unbalanced. Im in the uk. thanks for the link, thats exactly what i was looking for
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thanks, its a leftie. and yeah, this is just the first design, i did think it looked a bit unbalanced. Im in the uk.


OMG YOU'RE A LEFTIE!!


well.... since you're british......


You might wanna work on the headstock a little bit.. it looks a little.. odd.
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#7
agreed, any headstock you can add eyes to and make it look like an army ants face, should be changed.

the body is unique, and not bad, i think the lower horn should maybe match the shape of the upper better, not in size, but the end is more rounded than the top one other than that its pretty cool
#8
Body shape reminds me of an upside-down Mosrite
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ok, any suggestions for the headstock?


I rather like it as is. You could do a really cool eagle-head design with it, which I think would be badass. But hey, it's your guitar, do what you want.

Make that lower cutaway a bit deeper (an inch tops) and I think you'd be good to go. Depending on the pickup config, I might buy one of those, if I had the cash.
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#11
May I suggest a mini humbucker in the bridge and a tele neck pickup and a strat bridge?
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#12
slightly revised




Ive made the lower horn more like the upper one, and made the cutaway a bit deeper. And yeah, i was thinking of having a humbucker in there somewhere, as my other guitar is a tele, it will be something different to what ive got already. What are mini humbuckers lick compared to humbuckers/single coils?
#13
Mini humbuckers are fatter than a P-90, and not quite as.... twangy (hate to use that word, but thats the best I got right now), they dont have periods like P-90s, and you don't have to face Mecca to be able to hear what you're playing with would feedback. (Don't get my wrong, I absolutely love P-90s, but that's how they are).

But they've got more.. clarity? than a humbucker. Not nearly as boring and muddy sounding.
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Oh right. Which pickup companies make mini humbuckers?


Seymour Duncan


http://www.guitarcenter.com/Seymour-Duncan-SM1-N-Vintage-Mini-Humbucker-Electric-Guitar-Pickup-100289103-i1127383.gc Best Mini Humbucker out there if you ask me.
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Classic-er stuff. I mean, The Allman Brothers to Def Leppard.
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Would it work for grungy indie surfy stuff?



Oh yeah. Most anything'll work for grunge dude, lol. It's got a very it's own sound, might wanna hear one before you buy it though, it's a love or hate thing. Like Wah-Wahs.
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#21
Wait, what's with the two switches? Why don't you just use a Gibby 3-way? You can't really change pickups in the middle of a song with two switches
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#22
Which pickup is that in the link? whats the actuall name.it just says the item you are looking for is sold out in that link.
#23
There isnt two switches, theres a tone and two volume knobs, and a kill switch. i actually forgot to put a selector switch on, but it will be a gibson type one.
#24
...ok nvm about the switches then. It's called a Seymour Duncan SM1-N Vintage Mini Humbucker
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Those, no. Now you might find some kind with two conductor cables, yeah.
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#28
actually, i dont know much about mini hums, but if it has 2 separate bobbins, you can split them, you just have to convert it to 4 wire. in my sig on the building page is how to convert to 4 wire.
but thats only if it has 2 bobbins, and a google image search looks like it does...
not very hard to do!
#29
^Well then yeah, sure, they can be split, lol. They've got two bobbins alright.
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#30
On the website, it says the other two mini humbuckers are four conducter wired, how much different do they sound from the SM-1 N do you know?
#31
That I cannot tell you. It's highly classified.
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#33
I like it. Has that retro charm that I oh so love. As someone said, kinda like a mosrite.

I agree with those who weren't sure about the headstock though. The lower half looks a little bottle opener-ish to me.

I'd like to see it sketched with whatever bridge and pickup configuration you decide on though.
#34
Lol, k then. That's all that matters, do whatever you want.
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#35
what about a mini humbucker in the bridge, and a danelectro style lipstick pickup at the neck? any idea how that would sound? and Homeless-John, thanks, and yeah I'm rethinking the headstock. I don't know what to do with it yet. and when I decide on a pickup and bridge configuration, il put another sketch up
#36
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what about a mini humbucker in the bridge, and a danelectro style lipstick pickup at the neck?


Unique for sure. Not bad, but definitely Unique. Never been in love with a Dano neck, but you know, each to his own.
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#37
I quite like the danelectro sound, and it would fit the bill for the indie/surf side of my style
#38
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Then get your ass on to ebay
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there alot cheaper than I thought they'd be. that was a nice surprise.


lol, a whole Dano is the price of some pickups.
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