A Humble Guitar Building Thread

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  1. tvvoodoo

    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    I worked with shapes for an hour, to realized guitar body shape design is harder than I thought.
    I came up with an offset futuristic strat sort of thing, it's on my upstairs computer, will fire it over later.
    Definitely not genius though, it looked familiar but don't know what it resembled. Funny thing, I started with a tele shape, ended up with a strat
     
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  2. rrobbone

    rrobbone Well-Known Member

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    I agree, it's rather difficult to come up with something that's visually appealing and will balance in a sitting position. I've got a design I've been working on for a while, but I can't work out a lower horn that looks right.

    All I know is: I must really like an offset guitar, because that's how all my efforts end up working out.
     
  3. rrobbone

    rrobbone Well-Known Member

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    One Meteora, one A25, one Vee, one Hyper/Super Sonic.

    I shaved the shoulders on the Vee, so I can't really call it a '58... but...

    I also want full scale 25.5" bodies and the Sonic is normally a short scale, so I increased the size by 10%. Should be fun.
     

  4. rrobbone

    rrobbone Well-Known Member

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    Trying to come up with new, funky designs lately...

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    I’m interested in your opinions, and your suggestions.
     
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  5. rrobbone

    rrobbone Well-Known Member

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    Version 2...

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    I like this one much better. Gonna go with it.
     
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    mozz Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    How about the shape of a puzzle piece?
     
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  7. rrobbone

    rrobbone Well-Known Member

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    Huh. Looks like I took the whole damn summer off.

    I started cutting those bodies out today and ran across something I've never encountered:

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    You can't really see it from either face of the plank, and it didn't make any sort of hollow sound when I was working it into a blank. I didn't see it until I sat it up like this. I thought I'd just patch it up, maybe with some glue and Bondo and work it into a body anyway. Maybe a rat rod finish on it, make it a pickup test machine...

    But then, this:

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    Sunnufabitch, it goes all the way through!

    Now what? I'm not sure how I'm gonna fix this one!
     
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    Fill those holes with clear liquid plastic lucite. Then you can continue your build with a unique piece of wood. I would like to see a finished product on that with a stain or clear finish.(y)
     
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    Very creative silhouette on both those.
     
  10. bc rich

    bc rich Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Looks like it is an organic semi hollow to me , and possibly non gmo too .
     
  11. rrobbone

    rrobbone Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but I can’t claim it.

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    It’s from Moniker guitars, an Austin based custom shop. They made some cool stuff. I wanted one someday, but they are now defunct. I always though this was an interesting shape.
     
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    I'd recommend epoxy on the pitch pockets, stable solid and will hold toall sides of the wood. I like the moniker and meteroa .
     
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    Should make a interesting looking guitar when finished if you decide not to discard it. Some kind of epoxy sounds right to me also having had some experience with it during my boat working days.
     
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    I wouldn't discard it. My brain worked it into some Duran Duran esq small body neon guitar. Could be a V.
     
  15. helsinkirocks

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    I could use a custom neck..hmm.. :p
     
  16. rrobbone

    rrobbone Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to continue, if for nothing else but the learning experience. I'm pretty sure I can fix it into a solid guitar body, it just might not be super pretty.

    At this point, I'm thinking about filling it with clear resin and doing either a bottlecap or tin sign top.

    Gonna stop you there. Cutting necks are a pain in the ass, I don't enjoy doing it so I'd charge waaaaay too much. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    The all new for 2020

    Parallelogram !
     
  18. helsinkirocks

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    Well damn haha. I can't seem to get what I need from anywhere. Not even warmtoh.
     
  19. rrobbone

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    I got seven bodies shaped today. They all need some sort of repair work. I'm used to epoxy-ing cracks, it is alder after all - but damn. Defects of all sorts. So far I haven't run across anything that can't be fixed, but I'm gonna need some epoxy filler, some resin, maybe even some duct tape, and a lotta beer.

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    I'm going to have a word with the place I buy lumber from, this batch probably never should have been labeled furniture grade.

    Jeez, what the heck is it you're looking for?
     
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  20. helsinkirocks

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    Honestly nothing crazy.

    Just 24 3/4 lefty Jackson style neck.

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