Andy Posted July 11, 2005 Report Share Posted July 11, 2005 How thin would you go for a body made from Perfectly flat quartersawn mahogany? What I'm planning is a through-necked guitar with a three piece laminated neck, All Quarter Sawn Mahogany/Wenge/Mahogany and a very thin Quarter sawn mahogany body, possibly with the wings having a thin exotic wood laminate on them (rosewood/lacewood/figuredmaple). A fixed bridge and direct mounted pickups Would the wenge be stiff enough in the neck (an inch wide laminate) for a thin, possibly JEM like profile? Also to increase the glue joint strength, me and my dad had the idea of routing 2 thin channels down the side of each wing, and exactly corresponding channels down the body part of the neck and putting a strong wood insert, like cross grained wenge or strong plywood, to increase the strength of the neck/body joins. How thick would the top have to be to adequately support standard pots? Also would a tungoil finish be suitable for mahogany wenge and possibly a stained maple veneer? I very much like the guitars here: http://www.blackmachine.co.uk/ and they kinda inspired me to throw this idea around back when I started wanting to build a guitar. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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