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guitar build progress thread

Postby zim » 09 Mar 2019, 13:30

finally doing it after years of talk. for my first build i'm doing a kind of jackson soloist inspired guitar. solid mahogany body, one humbucker, floyd rose (probably overkill for a first build but i'm doin' it), maybe a neck pick up. i also plan on building a neck but waiting until i finish the body.

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before i did the rough cut i had to smooth the surface with a belt sander, it didn't ship completely flat :frown:
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roughly shaped out with a jigsaw since i don't have a band saw
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Re: guitar build progress thread

Postby zim » 09 Mar 2019, 13:39

these pics are about two weeks apart.. turns out i don't know much about woodworking and kept buying the wrong router bits and had to keep waiting :oldryan: i had to use two different 1 inch router bits due to the size constraints on the router i have access to. the results were a little odd, it makes the wood look like it's two separate pieces that were glued together. there's also a small raised line through the middle of the cut due to the router bits being slightly different.

i am super happy though, it feels like an actual guitar body at this point. still a lot of work left but i feel really good and inspired now :xx:

i needed to raise the template up a little bit so i used these pieces of aluminum i found nearby
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first pass with the 1 inch bit, at this point i had to switch out the bit and flip the guitar and remove the remaining wood
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Re: guitar build progress thread

Postby iamgoat » 09 Mar 2019, 16:37

Cool ja! :interessant:
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Re: guitar build progress thread

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:xx:
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Re: guitar build progress thread

Postby User » 13 Mar 2019, 11:34

how did i miss this thread, this is super cool

keep at it zim it looks 1337
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