#1
ok so im a nerdy guy and i have seen some people who have made guitars with the millennium falcon acting as the body but i want to do something totally different and make one with an imperial star destroyer as the body anyone got any ideas on where i should start
#2
You're going to snag your hand on the bridge (of the Destroyer) <G>.

There are extremely detailed 3D files out there of the Star Destroyer. It would be a piece of quiche to have a neck pocket designed onto the point of the giant pie slice with some 3D software and then have it output on a 3D printer.
#3
well i think if i use vaders star destroyer as the body design snagging my hand on the bridge wont be an issue as vaders star destroyer didnt really have a raised bridge so that was my plan for getting around that issue cause i knew it would come up
#4
That's way more ambitious than my Star Wars custom. I want to see how this goes.
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#5
Holy ****k stick batman, this will be interesting
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#6
this is actually my first attept at something of caliber so advice would be greatly appreciated on this too i have a link to an image of vaders star destroyer https://starwarsscifimodels.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/imp-fleet.jpg
vaders is the large one in the middle incase you dont know

anyone that might be able to help me with getting appropriate body sizing and placement for hardware please offer suggestions most of what i have done prior has been pretty simplistic easy to figure out shit in which i was easily able to draw up a schematic to work with prior however with this shape i dont know how i want to go about it
#7
and i already know i want to use humbuckers in it so if you know some good ones you would recommend feel free to suggest them
#8
as of now i have thought of some ways i can make this work one thing in particular is that i plan to remove the star destroyers bridge and place the guitar bridge where the ships bridge would normally be
#9
I fear I may be too old for this forum as I have difficulty in comprehending any of the above. Surely the whole point of a guitar is to play music and any modification should be aimed at improving that function. I can't see that any of the above would be anything but detrimental.
#10
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I fear I may be too old for this forum as I have difficulty in comprehending any of the above. Surely the whole point of a guitar is to play music and any modification should be aimed at improving that function. I can't see that any of the above would be anything but detrimental.


Damn kids with your MLs and your Warriors! Back in my day, it was a les paul or a strat, and we were fine with that! Makin' all that noise. Should have taken that amp back to the store, it distorts when you crank it up! What is that, Rock and Roll?

Seriously, though, If he does it right it won't be any different than playing a V. It could also go over like a fart in a diving helmet.
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Dean: Metalman Z Bass (Betty)
Egnator: Tweaker 15
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ESP/LTD: EXP-300
Custom: Harley Quinn Bass
Custom: TK-421 Explorer
A steadily growing supply of pedals
#13
when making this, if components don't fit, remember to force them in
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Well, technically it could be done, but only in the same way that you could change a cat into a hamburger. It's an unpleasant process, and nobody is happy with the result.
#15
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when making this, if components don't fit, remember to force them in

This is the single most important too, you'll need for a job like this:

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#16
so you are basically doing an arrow head with a neck on it? ..... If I was making it i'd do an X wing
#17
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so you are basically doing an arrow head with a neck on it? .....


Damn, you're right. Not being a Star Warsie (or what ever the term is) I assumed it would be something impressive but then Googled Star Destroyer.

I guess it might be prudent to write "Star Destroyer", or what ever its called, on it so people don't think you were making a flying V replica but found the back end too challenging.

Alternatively, buy a flying V and fill in the bit at the back with gaffer tape. You could then put squares of gaffa tape over the whole body and spray it silver (standard Sci Fi FX model build procedure - also good to tack on a few plastic kit parts, semi dismantled sprues, unusual household bottle caps and egg cartons. Spray silver liberally and then dry brush to look weathered (or what ever the space equivalent of weathering is). An afternoons work should see it done.

Job's a good'n.

Last edited by John Sims at Feb 27, 2015,
#18
Or, why not make one of those bike things from the planet with the forest and the teddy bears. It's already sort of guitar shaped and if you wore a ventriloquist dummy on your arm it would look like he was riding it .....vigorously.