#1
I'm just going to ask a few questions to clarify some things.

If i was to build a guitar using solid wood, Would it be difficult to drill the holes for pickup wiring to rear wired cavity?

Would it be easy to route the cavitys onto the bottom wood and then stick a top on?

Is there a 'must' to how you stick the top to the bottom?

What would be recommended for use with a double humbucker guitar?


Thanks to anybody who helps


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#2
You only need a long drill bit and to know a fair bit about angles if you use a solid body.
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#3
wood (carpenter's) glue and a lot of pressure.
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Quote by Lordoflax
If i was to build a guitar using solid wood, Would it be difficult to drill the holes for pickup wiring to rear wired cavity?

It depends. If you've got a long drill bit, and the correct angle you can drill the hole into the cavity. If you're gluing a top on though, you may want to save yourself some work and route out a shallow cavity from the pickup cavity to the control cavity.

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Would it be easy to route the cavitys onto the bottom wood and then stick a top on?

Yes. Very easy, actually. This is how Gibson does it!

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Is there a 'must' to how you stick the top to the bottom?

Just use Titebond glue, and a lot of clamps. A lot of times, clamps won't reach into the center of the body, which will give you a crappy glue job. You'll need some sort of weight to put in the center of the body such as a bucket full of water, sand or rocks. Then just clamp what you can, let it set and unclamp it.

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What would be recommended for use with a double humbucker guitar?

Depends.

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Quote by Lordoflax
What would be recommended for use with a double humbucker guitar?

Depends indeed.

Humbuckers have a naturally warm sound, as compared to single coils, so you've got to keep that in mind.
http://www.jemsite.com/jem/wood.htm
http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/options/options_bodywoods.cfm
There's some informative sites as far as how a tonewood fits on the sound spectrum.