Making an Electric Guitar

maxclarkmaxclark In a hole in the ground
edited December 2007 in The Pub
Yup, that's right folks! :)
started today, planning on making an electric guitar, always have wanted too as well...luckily my dad has alot of the machinery required...i'll post some pics up of the progress as the days go buy....hopefully, ill be able to finish it in the month and a half of break i have from school...:)

For all you wood and guitar knowers out there, its a mahogany body with a quilted maple top...:)

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  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited November 2007
    nice! :eek2: can't wait to see progress pics!
  • ThelemechThelemech Victoria Icrontian
    edited November 2007
    Awesome! Something I have always wanted to do. Coincidentally I just sold my Epiphone Gibson SG 50th anniversary. Broke my heart:sad2: ;and my plans of forming the next Black Sabbath/Led Zeppelin super band :bigggrin:

    :Rocker:
  • NightwolfNightwolf Afghanistan New
    edited November 2007
    A buddy of mine Patrick made and electric guitar. Its beautiful and sounds amazing.
  • JokkeJokke Bergen, Norway Icrontian
    edited November 2007
    A friend of mine made an acoustic guitar, which didn't look or sound so amazing... So he sticks to buying. Good luck on your project, Maxclark!
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian
    edited November 2007
    This sounds like an awesome project. You've chosen some beautiful species for the construction. I can't wait to see your progress pics (hint hint). ;)
  • TBonZTBonZ Ottawa, ON Icrontian
    edited November 2007
    Yeah man, post some pics of your progress, I'd love to see them. Good luck!!
  • maxclarkmaxclark In a hole in the ground
    edited December 2007
    alright i got the wood today, so ill get some pics up in short time of the wood and stuff, today i cut out the body...:)
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    I got the wood today too! :D
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    I'll trade wood for sheep or stone.
  • SPIKE09SPIKE09 Scatland
    edited December 2007
    I got the wood today too! :D
    If you post pics of that well .............................:eek:
  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    I'll trade wood for sheep or stone.

    i don't have any sheep or stone, i'll give ya 2 ore or 2 brick though. (come on I gotta work that wood port):bigggrin:
  • maxclarkmaxclark In a hole in the ground
    edited December 2007
    yup~

    1. The clamped body, the maple front showing

    2. The back of the guitar, made from mahogany

    3. the quilted maple has a sort of 3d look to it, which actually looks much better in real life!
  • maxclarkmaxclark In a hole in the ground
    edited December 2007
    4. sanding the top before cutting it with the bandsaw

    5. a view from the top, the center line that was glued will be sanded more so has not to leave that visble gluecenter line

    6. Me, demonstrating the safe and smart way of working in a wood shop! :D
  • maxclarkmaxclark In a hole in the ground
    edited December 2007
    7. cutting the shape out with the bandsaw

    8. the final shape of the guitar, fully cut out

    Next: sand the sides (boring, but needs to be done :)), and with the router make the pickup cavities
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    Nice progress!
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    Looking really swank. I'm excited to follow the progress :D
  • ThelemechThelemech Victoria Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    Great work so far... keep us updated! :Rocker:
  • maxclarkmaxclark In a hole in the ground
    edited December 2007
    !~UPDATE NEWS~!

    so the guitar has made some significant progress in the last week or so...=> :Rocker:

    1. A picture of the body taken with a better camera...u can just barely see the beauty of the quilted maple

    2. A side picture of the body showing the mahogany body and maple top

    3. The finger board has been fret slotted and radiused to 10", and is now waiting to be planed to the right width
  • maxclarkmaxclark In a hole in the ground
    edited December 2007
    more pics:

    4. Me planing the fingerboard to the right width, before inlaying the abalone dot inlays...

    5. the neck will be cut from the this 3 piece laminate of mahogany...

    6. the neck roughly cut out and you can see the lines that make the neck width and head (the head is angled back by 10 degrees) this will be cut out with a bandsaw
  • maxclarkmaxclark In a hole in the ground
    edited December 2007
    and more...

    8. the fingerboard finally trimmed to the right width

    9. the fingerboard with the inlay of abalone dot markers

    10. in this pic we have the trussrod and the chanel for the trussrod which was cut with a router and a guide to make it straight, at the end i had to chisel out the rest of the slot since the guide would hit the head and not go further
  • NightwolfNightwolf Afghanistan New
    edited December 2007
    Looking good!
  • TBonZTBonZ Ottawa, ON Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    Hell yeah! Great job man!!!
  • ThelemechThelemech Victoria Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    Awesome! Nice work.
  • ketoketo Occupied. Or is it preoccupied? Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    I made a few last year, but not the necks - looking real good so far.

    Here's a couple of pics. I modded a Tele bridge to take a humbucker, it's a Burstbucker from my Les Paul (which now has DiMarzio PAF's). And I made a painting jig out of scrap lumber and an old shovel handle :bigggrin:
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