#1
I have decided to build another guitar. I can't decide whether I should make or buy a body though. Ideally I want something pretty unique, but I don't have access to large machines to route the body. Is there any way to sculpt the body using inexpensive tools/machinery?
I could just buy a body, but obviously it wouldn't be quite so unique!

Is there any good sites (other than ebay- already checked) that sell relatively cheap, interesting bodies in the uk? I've had a look and all I can find is the same ol strat/tele crap!

Please help!
#2
Quote by J_Producer
I have decided to build another guitar. I can't decide whether I should make or buy a body though. Ideally I want something pretty unique, but I don't have access to large machines to route the body. Is there any way to sculpt the body using inexpensive tools/machinery?
I could just buy a body, but obviously it wouldn't be quite so unique!

Is there any good sites (other than ebay- already checked) that sell relatively cheap, interesting bodies in the uk? I've had a look and all I can find is the same ol strat/tele crap!

Please help!
you could even get by without pickup routing, if you use shallow pickups like dog-ear P-90's. but you MUST have decent equipment to make the neck pocket, or you won't be able to have a good interface between neck and body.

but the overall shape of the body could be done with nothing more than a bandsaw and rasps, files, etc. it will take longer, but it can be done.
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#3
they sell router attachments for dremel tools
i just cut the rough shape of the body with a jig saw and then sanded down the contours with the dremel and a shitload of different sanders
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#4
warmoth sells a pre routed body blank
it has all the pup, bridge, neck etc spaces pre routed all you have to do is cut the outline
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#5
i wouldnt buy a body, really you might as well go to a pawn shop get a cheap guitar with good wood and get new hardware, pickups, and paint if you want( and if some hardware is ok keep it) it would be cheaper than buying a body and it comes with a neck too


but if you have a jigsaw and sander you can make your own (which i recommend most) then you do watever you want with it and make it look really cool
#6
wow warmoth is PERFECT! its sucks they're from the US though...although they ship internationally, it would cost quite a bit to have it shipped to the UK. Is there a UK shop like Warmoth?

Thanks for all the help, I think it would be best for me to buy a body and customise it with the paint job/electronics etc. But yeah pleeeease let there be a UK equivalent of Warmoth!

EDIT: Srv, Yeah I would love to design and make my own body, but I don't have access to a jigsaw/band saw/belt sander
Last edited by J_Producer at Nov 9, 2008,