Vinny Posted April 24, 2006 Report Share Posted April 24, 2006 (edited) Hi gang, Im a newbie here and read the Forum daily, you guys are pretty amazing and inspire me. I've got to decide on 1 of 2 builds as my first and need advice. I have a hollow body jazz guitar Body I got off Ebay that needs a neck, it had a broken neck in shipping and was removed (steamed off) and I'm left with a pretty clean dovetail joint on a natural finish 3'' deep body. I'll be making the neck from 3 laminates of maple, got the slotted fretboard, frets, hammer, nut, from Stew Mac's along with the necesscary dovetail bit for my router. To give you an idea of whats at my disposal, in my shop theres a drill press, a new jointer, jigsaw, router, dremel, palm sander, belt sander, chop saw and various files, bits and hand tools. I can also print a full scale blueprint. I have a sign shop in my home so everything was already there except the jointer (Delta 6''). Project 2 would be a scratch built hollowbody jazz guitar, Gibson L5 or ES175 style. I've read a few books like Benedetto's and Guitar Making Tradition & Technology for reference. Im not sure which would be a better build for a novice, making a scratch built neck and fitting to an existing dovetailed body or building a whole guitar from the ground up, I would base the whole guitar build largely on Benedetto's 25 scale Jazzbox since he does a nice job of explaining the process. If I left out anything please ask, I have pics of the body I bought if needed, but found the photo upload instructions a bit confusing. I appreciate your advice and look foward to reading it. Thanks, -Vinny Edited April 24, 2006 by Vinny Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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