Things went better than I hoped today. Templates made, body made and routed. top made, Neck cut shaped and sanded. Good amount done in only 7 hours. Very pleased with progress.
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it's been a while since i've been building, but that is about to change. planning my first tele build. I have already purchased the timber. Gonna be maple and cherry. I will photograph and post as I go along, and will try to improve the quality of the previous build posts, but as you builders will know once ye get started sometimes you forget the picture record for others, but hey I will try.
having some difficulty uploading phots to this site, any tips greatfully received.
The explore is almost complete, just got to house in the pickups as soon as they arrive from USA. Puttin in Stevie Via Evolution at bridge and Breed at the neck positions
The neck is complete, as is the body, used an old peice of afromosia, drying around 20yrs for both peices and a black walnut fret board. The guitar has a reverse neck ( i think it looks better ) and jumbo fretwire. I have also fitted an inlay to the 12th fret position but have covered this up as it is for my eldest son and a surprise, he might read this you know!! All the ironmongery is black, tuners, bridge, saddle, scratchplate,
Pictures speak louder than words so I shall atempt, again to upload some pictures for you asap.
The guitar is going to be finished in a matt white enamel with at least 6 coats of clear laquer.
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You should all have a go at designing and making your own guitar, it's great fun and very rewarding.
My son has Adopted, borrowed, taken, become attatched to, my last guitar project, the Jimmy Page wired one. He is playing it at his latest gig, Friday 14th Aug, disgarding his flying V. At rehersals his fellow band members said " that guitar is like the full Sunday Diner, Meaty with two veg and hundreds of gravy, the mutts nuts."
A complement indeed if I ever heard one, thanks guys.
Anyway must go and sand the body and neck (of the explorer) for the umteenth time and not the last time i should add.
Watch out for the pictures they will be here soon, i hope!
Hi, this week I completed my guitar, wired with a Jimmy Page Loom. and it sounds fantastic. But no rest for the wicked it's on to a Gib*** Explorer. It's gonig to be my first painted Guitar. WHITE. Going to put the JP wiring Loom in this one as well as it sounds too damm good. Just means there will be 4 pushpull knobs instead of 3. Will post some pics as i go along, I'll make the body first then the hockey stick neck. Wish me sharp tools. Cheers Dessi.