#1
I got bored in class and tried drawing a guitar, which is what sparked this idea.

I've always been interested in having a custom guitar made, or building one, but the problem still remains that I'm 16, broke and dont have a job. This is mostly for curiousity sake/until I get a job/make money, etc. etc.

Here is a drawing of it:


It's sloppy, and the proportions aren't great, but I dont draw often, esp. guitars.

Here is what I think I'd ideally like:

- Koa/Swamp Ash body (the idea behind the two woods on the body is kind of complicated.. and so I'll find a way to explain that a little later)

- Koa neck

- Bubinga fretboard

- Gibson P-94 bridge, SD SM3 mid (mini-bucker), SD SM2 neck (mini-bucker)

- Either a Hipshot BG bridge or a Tune-o-Matic with a stop tailpiece.

- Unsure of the fret size yet :-(

- But 22 frets would be fine :-)

That's about as far as I've gotten, I know it's pretty vague, but I'd definitely appreciate all advice, help, comments, questions, concerns, etc. etc.

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#2
well that is quite a nice drawing, but building a guitar isnt for the tight on money, i wanted a alder guitar, and it would cost me $1200 and im not building it, so you know


But if you happen to build it, good luck with it

#4
Quote by greenbox
were you drawing this:
http://www.gretschguitars.com/gear/index.php?product=G6199&cat1=&cat2=&q=&st=1
?

there might be some kind of tutorial or "thing" you can follow online if you were.


Oh heavens no, but while I was drawing it I did notice some similarities between the two.

If my guitar were to come to life it wouldn't have a flat surface.

As far as the woods, something like this for the Swamp Ash.


And then somehow have the piece of Koa fitted to it :-(

Again, my apologies for failing at teh drawing.
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#5
Quote by greenbox
were you drawing this:
http://www.gretschguitars.com/gear/index.php?product=G6199&cat1=&cat2=&q=&st=1
?

there might be some kind of tutorial or "thing" you can follow online if you were.

May be a little



I want a copy of that Billy-Bo! The shape is so whacked it's bordering on sexy

For inexpensive PUs, I'd go with the GFS RetroTron. Fellow modder and GB&C award-winner Steph Betts used one on her Squier upgrade.

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#6
Heh, I actually saw her thread and was trying to find out what kind of PU it was.
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#8
Haha, thanks, it wont be for a few years.. hopefully.

Any other thoughts, pre-fabricated generalizations? come on.
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#10
Ummm, an unhealthy mix of curiousity, boredom, the fact that I drew it today, and alcohol. =[

I thought about maybe estimating a price for it, but that thought, died.
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#11
Quote by inafantasy
I've always been interested in having a custom guitar made, or building one, but the problem still remains that I'm 16, broke and dont have a job. This is mostly for curiousity sake/until I get a job/make money, etc. etc.


Quote by inafantasy
Ummm, an unhealthy mix of curiousity, boredom, the fact that I drew it today, and alcohol. =[


you're drinking at 16 years old? *calls the police*

kidding!
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I don't know if I can help it.

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#13
Nope, but I'm in UK/somewhere in Europe at heart..

Anywho, any comments related to this thread?
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#14
Quote by thesumoftwo
if hes in the UK hes probably been drinking since he was like 13.

the UK rules.


Hah the UK and down south. Your 10 year old cousin can take the jeep and go get a bottle of whisky.