TheCross Posted June 28, 2006 Report Share Posted June 28, 2006 Got some questions for my next project: I will do something Tele-like with a baritone Padouk neck(ebony fretboard; deep set), a Walnut body and a goncalo alvez top, Tele style bridge + STB, Tele bridge middle'n'neck P90, BigD Varitone, Master Volume + push/push to activate the middle pup and a TBX as master tone so: I want to do a wooden pickguard which is recessed into the top and covered up with a thin plexi PG so that it doesn't lie on the top but in it. is that too fancy? a) therefore I'd like to know if it makes sense to do a 7/16" thick top without any carving(never did that before so I don't know if I should do it especially on this guitar being Tele like), maybe an arm rest but that's it(I'll post a quick first drawing later). Does this make sense? using a top but not carving it? can someone show me some example of guitars which have something like that? But not like a Tele thinline or something... that's not really what I want, cos I won't use any f-holes in this guitar. I want to do some weight loss chambering and to get some more open woodier tone, but keep feedback etc a small as possible, like with a normal solid body. Are there any rules for that? Or should I just rout some stripes into the walnut body like the warmoth chambered bodys have? c) neck-joint wise I want to do something similar to myka guitars here: http://www.mykaguitars.com/instruments/039/default.htm something like an all access neck and take some wood from the back of the guitar. Should I use a normal neck width at the joint or should I maybe make the neck half an inch or 1/4" broader for more stability if I won't use CF rods for the baritone neck(which will already be a chunky one for my big hands) or is there no need for that? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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