#1
Hey guys, I can get a JEM style poplar body, already finished in black, cut for 2 humbuckers, a single and a floyd rose for $35. It supposedly retails for $150. I've never built a guitar but I'd like to at some point in the future. Is there any reason not to jump on this deal?

EDIT: pic
EDIT2: Does it need to be routed for a pickguard?
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Last edited by fruity mcgee at Aug 27, 2007,
#2
It's poplar. That's a decent reason.

Vai's guitars are alder and basswood. Poplar is a dull, bland kind of tonewood imo.
#3
this is just me, but in my opinion i load up my guitar with ****load of distortions so it doesnt matter to me what the wood sounds like
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You guys know you wanna help me out here...c'mon
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#5
Poplar is a perfectly good tonewood, much better than alder IMO...I'd go for it.
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#7
No, it doesn't need a pickguard. You will need to drill for the controls, though.

Just a warning, you don't want to do strip the paint and give it a transparent finish. Poplar isn't a very pretty wood. Which is one reason why you don't see much of it.
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#8
Quote by Will_Minus
No, it doesn't need a pickguard. You will need to drill for the controls, though.

Just a warning, you don't want to do strip the paint and give it a transparent finish. Poplar isn't a very pretty wood. Which is one reason why you don't see much of it.


What kind of drill do you need for that?

And yeah, guitar fetish. I didn't wanna post the site for fear that someone else would take it :P
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#9
Forstner bits or a router. And poplar is fairly pretty if it doesn't have the green mineral streaks.
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#10
Quote by tubab0y
Forstner bits or a router. And poplar is fairly pretty if it doesn't have the green mineral streaks.


What are Forstner bits? Slash are they beginner friendly?
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#11
Quote by fruity mcgee
What kind of drill do you need for that?

And yeah, guitar fetish. I didn't wanna post the site for fear that someone else would take it :P


Ha.. Yea right... I think everyone here knows about the deals GF has had lately.

Besides, I think they're sold out. Go try and purchase one, it says the requested quantity is not available.

You have to move quick on their stock of necks and bodies.
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Ha.. Yea right... I think everyone here knows about the deals GF has had lately.

Besides, I think they're sold out. Go try and purchase one, it says the requested quantity is not available.

You have to move quick on their stock of necks and bodies.


Nope, I've got the last one locked up on the checkout page :P
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