#1
okay.. i'm kinda interested in making my own guitar from wood..
I'm planing to use just a humbucker (not too expensive)
the neck would be an old broken strat's neck that i got from a friend of mine
now i wanna know some things;

- what wood should i use for body
- is there a good thread about the wireing and such stuff
- what output jack and volume comtrol etc. should i use..

(again, it's just a simple guitar so it has to be cheap)
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#2
If you want a traditional Strat sound, use Alder. If you want it a bit darker, you could have Mahogany. That would be quite quirky and cool actually.

Someone else can answer the others as I'm not so clued up to be able to give advice about them.
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Alder is light, and yields a balanced sort of tone

Basswood is relatively cheap and lightweight, due to its low density. It sounds warmer than alder.

Mahogany is heavy, and gives a strong bass response for a warm and dark sound.

Northern Hard Ash is heavy and gives a bright tone. It also has some pretty funky grain

Swamp ash also sounds bright, but is a whole lot lighter than Hard Ash.

Maple is best used for necks.

But that's just a general guide.
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If you want a traditional Strat sound, use Alder. If you want it a bit darker, you could have Mahogany. That would be quite quirky and cool actually.

Someone else can answer the others as I'm not so clued up to be able to give advice about them.


I made a mahogony strat 2 years ago I like it alot its kinda heavy like a les paul tho i might have chosen different wood but I could get the mahogony for free and I put a transparent red finih on it.