#1
I'm wanting to build a single pickup guitar (p-90), but with a different body and whatnot. if my dad lets me (he has a schecter neck i wanna use and has the the p-90's). he most likely wont let me. but, if he does, i'll really just need to make a body. what wood should i use; and does the shape affect tone at all? it'll suck if i make it, but it'll be fun. is there a certain way to do any of the stuff? thanks.

the body would be a flying v/bc rich design. more v-ish though.
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#2
Shape, no. Wood, yes. I just built a strat (finished yesterday!) out of ash, and it sounds beautiful.
#4
as for shape, its a yes AND no question

A maple block about 2'' by 4'' is gunna have less tone then a maple les paul

make the body big ENOUGH so you dont become disappointed from all the hard work of building a guitar

if you know how to do tops, use swamp ash with 1/2" maple top

sounds glorious
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#5
Well, the ash for the strat was $15. I don't know how big you want yours, but it's in that range. And as to swamp ash v. northern ash, I think mine is northern (I bought it in Rochester NY and they didn't say which, so I assume the type by region) and it sounds fine by itself. I don't know what it would do with maple.
And, yes, size makes a difference. I meant in terms of a strat shape v. a flying v shape.
#6
i have no idea of how to make guitars or use wood stuff.
so how thick and whatever should it be?
#7
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as for shape, its a yes AND no question

A maple block about 2'' by 4'' is gunna have less tone then a maple les paul


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the only thing that the shape can change on the sound is the amount of sustain, if you route too much you lose sustain but the tone is always the same.


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#9
1-3/4" is pretty standard (Strats, RG's, etc).

Typical LP's have a 1-3/4" mahogany 'bottom' with a 5/8" (or 3/4") maple top on the edge. When it's carved they usually bring the edge around 1/4", so the body thickness at the sides would be 2" for a LP.

You can make it any thickness you want really, just nothing too thin.

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#10
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Well, the ash for the strat was $15. I don't know how big you want yours, but it's in that range. And as to swamp ash v. northern ash, I think mine is northern (I bought it in Rochester NY and they didn't say which, so I assume the type by region) and it sounds fine by itself. I don't know what it would do with maple.
And, yes, size makes a difference. I meant in terms of a strat shape v. a flying v shape.



Sorry to hi-jack the thread, but where in the hell did you find nothern ash big enough for a strat for 15 bucks?
#12
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Sorry to hi-jack the thread, but where in the hell did you find nothern ash big enough for a strat for 15 bucks?


I thought the same exact thing.
#13
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how much would it cost for all the hardware? (tuning thingamabobs, a bridge, etc.)


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