#1
I'm planning on taking up guitar making as a hobby, and was wondering: Is there any reason why I shouldnt make a hollow/semi-hollow guitar myself, from a blank purchased at warmoth or somewhere similar?
#2
If this is your first build i would suggest something more simple, but other wise go for it.

Also, if you have a local lumber yard, go to them for your wood. It will be be way cheaper. Warmoth is ridiculously expensive.

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#3
Does anyone know if the chambering is particularly important? I wanna try to emulate the hollow Fenders but obviously I cant be exact...
#5
If you mean full hollowbody, then it is difficult.

If all you want to do is chamber it you need a router and a front to cover it up.
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#6
Ah no, just chambering...and I'll probably keep it a bit less hollow than most, just to not go crazy.... And yea, as soon as I start, I promise to put up pictures...
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I assume you're referring to the atlantic thing? It was simply a way to show my attempt at learning stuff...I went from smoke on the water to the afterlife solo, perhaps a more pertinent example.
#9
This sounds like my build...
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#10
Out of curiosity, will it be significantly more difficult to put a floyd-rose bridge on it if I'm making it from just a hunk o' wood?
#11
Well, considering all solid body electric guitars are made from pieces of wood... your question doesn't make any sense.
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#12
I think he means putting the sound block under the bridge. That would work
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#13
Nah, I'm not that smart. I meant setting up a floyd-rose on a complete blank...but nvm about that.

New question: I'm gonna put a piece of wood on top of the body (obviously, since its hollow). Does thickness matter? What thicknesses are recomended? I'm looking at using walnut for the top over a mahogany body.
#14
you could massively chamber the body, then put a top on it and do f-holes, or whathaveyou. that way you could carve it if you wanted, and still have the hollowbody.
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#16
get the mahogany from LP addict here on ug, great prices


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#19
Why are your chabers so wierd looking? Do it like a swimming pool if you want it to be semi hollow.
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#20
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Why are your chabers so wierd looking? Do it like a swimming pool if you want it to be semi hollow.


I read somewhere that large chambers can lead to feedback issues. What exactly do you mean by "like a swimming pool"?
#21
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I read somewhere that large chambers can lead to feedback issues. What exactly do you mean by "like a swimming pool"?


Large chambers can lead to feedback on guitars when you use a microphone and passive pickups (I believe, might be very wrong!).

Most Semi-Hollow bodies I have seen, have a large area for the bridge and pickups, and then semi circles routed out on either side.



If you don't want large chambers, just do it like this.

#23
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they wont produce microphonics, the hollowness wont make the string vibrate, and the pickups only pick up what the strings do.



So was I kinda right? I know that when using a microphone with an Acoustic, you can get feedback issues.
#25
So the point of having a Semi or Hollow body is for weight and just so its slightly louder, unplugged...and tartyness?