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I am going to begin building a guitar and want to double check exactly what I need. I am making it with an alder body with a tamo veneer, a birdseye maple neck, an ebony fretboard, a floyd rose tremolo, sperzel locking tuners, two Di Marzio Evolution humbuckers, clear pickguard and cavity covers and dunlop strap locks. I need to know what tools I will need at the minimum. I also need someone to check that I am buying the right supplies and that I am not missing anything.

19" x 14" x 1-3/4" Alder Guitar Body Blank from Warmoth

27" x 4" x 3/4" Birdseye Maple Guitar Neck Blank from Warmoth

25-1/2" Scale x 24 slots Ebony Fretboard from Warmoth

Tamo Veneer from Constantines Wood Center

1 set of Fret Wire from Warmoth

1 GTR3 truss rod from Warmoth

1 TRN1 adjusting rod from Warmoth

1 Truss Rod Wrench

sheets of plexiglass for pickguard and cavity covers

1 gold Floyd Rose Pro Tremolo from Musicians Friend

Floyd Rose Nut Assembly from Musicians Friend

Sperzel Locking Tuners 6 in Line from Musicians Friend

2 DP159 DiMarzio Evolution Pickups (Black F Spaced) from Musicians Friend

Dunlop Dual Design Straplok System from Musicians Friend

Acryl Spray Paint and sealer

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Before running off and buying anything, I would get the book "Making Your Own Electric Guitar" by Hiscock. Run, don't walk, to the nearest store where the book is in stock.

Also, check out many of the forums that projectguitar.com can refer you to.

Guitar Ed

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I agree with Ed,

Take it easy,buy books, do your research and plan everything... planning IS everything.

Prepare to make mistakes... many mistakes.

I just finished my first guitar and although it isn't prefect, I'd never been able to make such a fine instrument without the planning.

The best tip I can give you is to concentrate 100% on thing at a time.


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