#1
Alright, I think I'm gonna build a guitar. I plan it on being string through, single pickup. I will be using a old neck I got lying around.
Only things I lack are, the string through ferrules, the wood, the nut, and a router bit.
I plan on it being explorer or a rhoads V shape.
It will be a Black with white net paintjob and a southern cross.
Im going to recess the tune o matic bridge though, that way I won't have to deal with a neck angle.
So what do you think? Any flaws you see in my plan?
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#4
Why's it gonna be hard? I just thought it was time consuming
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#5
if you don't have the tools for routing and stuff, check out warmoth. unless you're sure you want to cut the body yourself.

you can get pre-built rhoads V and explorer bodies i think... also they let you choose the routings etc..
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#6
O yeah, I got a router, and a jig saw, so I'll be good. I just got to get a router bit.
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#7
good luck with it, just take your time.


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#8
Will you give it to me after it's finished? Since you're just building it for fun...
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#9
What wood are you going to use? I'm coming to the end of my project, and my jigsaw was struggling to cut my 1 3/4" wood, and it's pretty soft wood. You have to be careful with a jigsaw because the blade likes to bend on thick wood, so it's easy to stray offline without realising it.

From my experience, i feel it's very important to make templates for everything you are going to route out. I've got a really cheap router and it did the job fine with properly measured templates.
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#10
If your router struggles, do multiple passes- 1/2" is easier than 1 3/4".
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#11
I might practice on plywood, but I plan on using mahogany, once I find a local store that has it. Do you think Lowes or the Home Depot sell mahogany?

Edit: I'm planing on it being around 1 1/2" or 1 1/4" thick. Which thickness would be easier and better?
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Last edited by rockr09 at Jul 28, 2007,
#12
No.
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#13
well 1 1/2 is easier to saw, but there's probably not too much difference. I'd use what ever you like the feel of.
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tool and opeth definitly dont play tube amps . You cant get those distorted sounds out of it. tube is for like beatles stuff right?


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You're right, just about the only thing better than a Spider 3 is an MG : )


#14
Anybody know how deep I'll have to recess the T.O.M. so I don't have to angle the neck?
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#15
You don't have to angle the neck to use a tuno without recess. Just cut the neck pocket shallow.
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#16
you can try to get your wood at a local lumber yard, that would be cheapest, or if not try here A & M Wood. Last place to look would be at warmoth because they sell body blanks aswell
#17
Yeah, you can do it so that the fretboard sits higher than the body and you don't have to recess it.
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