Poll: What should the body be?
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View poll results: What should the body be?
Strat/RG/PRS
17 24%
LP Double Cut
19 26%
Explorer
28 39%
Flying V/Alexi/Randy Rhodes
8 11%
Voters: 72.
#1
Ok, I've been watching many people attempt what I am about to do on this website and most of theirs come out pretty good. This will be a learning experience for me because I have modded/rewired/painted a few guitars already, but this will be my first real build. The catch to this is that the good people of UG will make some major decisions for me.

The first decision will be body type. The choices are Doubel Cut, Explorer, Strat/PRS, or Flying V/RR. I'm open to any other suggestions as well.

I just purchased 5 board feet of Rock hard maple. That's right 1" x 6" x 10 FEET. I got it for $18 at a local lumberyard so I can make as many necks as I want.
I also "inherited" a drill press, a scroll saw, a sander, an upright beltsander, and a bandsaw from my grandparents. The only tool I need is a router.

I'm currently working on finding body wood. None of the local lumberyards stock any hardwood thicker than 1" so I might just have to cough up some serious cash and buy online.

Enough with the jibber jabber, onto what everyone on ug looks for in a post, the pics.




The $18 maple.



The beginnings of my workshop. The long box has like 100 router bits in it. I got it from my grandparents as well, but no router.

One question, will the elmer's carpenter glue work or should I just get some titebond?
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#2
I think you should make it a reverse Iceman, like Paul Gilbert. Google "reverse iceman" if you want pics, or even better, look it up on YouTube.

I think elmer's carpenter glue is for making wood filler and stuff. You'd probably be best off with titebond.
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#3
well elmers will work for some applications, such as glueing a two piece body together.
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#4
^ elmers is a big no-no... titebond original all the way!
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#5
ok, I'm gettin titebond. I think I've been convinced that I need to do either a tele or a double cut.
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#6
double cuts rule. check mine out
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#7
you are the person who inspired me to do a guitar build in the first place. I plan on doing a flat top prs style body with a flamed top like yours but mine will be set neck.
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#8
^ i chose bolt on in case i screwed up

i'm flattered you were inspired by me. i'll help any way i can!
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#9
cool, your help will be appreciated.

could i get the link to the ebay store you bought your top from? I had it but I lost it.
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#10
I have a quilted top but the ebay user's name is burl.quilt (with the period in the middle)...

I have 4 board feet of 4/4 flame... how thick do you want your top? maybe I could work out a deal with you... i just have to bring it to my buddies workshop to cut the book match... i'll go get a picture of what i've got... it's planed on all sides (except for the book match, obviously) so it'll be easier to work with than the stuff i got from burl...


EDIT:

here's what i have. it's 7 1/4" wide, .850 thick... after the book match you could expect about a 3/8" thick top...




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#11
how much are we talkin for this? I just need enough to do 1 top
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#12
ok, here's my body design.

here it is compared to a standard strat.
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#15
I voted Explorer, But it all hinges on the headstock - Different body shapes do suit different headstocks.

although From the picks I take it you've already decided?
#16
no i'm not set on anything yet. the body design seemed better in person, but when I look at the pictures on here, it seems dumb. I've got my eye on a sunburst thinline tele with two humbuckers with a flamed top since I already have the top.
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#17
i dunt really like the body its tooo small
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#19
well, due to wood constraints, explorer is no longer an option.
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#20
uh there are smaller explorer bodies out there, like the Gibson Explorer 90? much smaller than the original Ex. i still say go with the Ex
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