Darkrose Posted September 12, 2006 Report Share Posted September 12, 2006 (edited) I've been playing the electric guitar for two and a half years now, and will be going to university in two years time. Before I go to university, though, I have the opportunity to use my school's facilities to make an electric guitar. I don't feel I will ever get another chance to use such high quality facilities without having to pay, so I decided if I am ever going to make a guitar, now is the time to do it! I have no experience in making guitars though, so I joined this forum to ask for your help! Please tell me what I will need to know in order to make a high quality end product. I am very worried about making mistakes that will leave me with a low quality end product. The most definite specs of the guitar I want to make are the following: 1. Seven strings (tuned with a low B ) 2. No vibrato arm Other than that, I don't really have the knowledge to know what to get: I just play guitar at the moment. You can ask me any questions you want in order to find out what kind of tone I want my dream guitar to have. I play melodic (very melodic, for the genre) death metal and some neoclassical metal, if that gives you some idea. I usually would play my guitar with the gain on full, the treble and bass on full, and the contour completely off. Although, I don't really know what to do for tone when I play. The shape of the body will preferrably be based on the shape of Muhammed Suicmez's guitar (sorry, I don't know what the name is). I will post a sketch of the shape if anyone is interested in helping or advising me about the shape. I want to make the neck myself. I think it would probably be better for me to make the neck seeing as it is a seven string guitar I would be making. If it isn't too ambishious, I would like to make the fret board myself (don't worry, I'm not tempted to risk having a fancy inlay!) I would like to make the guitar with twenty-four frets, and to make these frets all as easy to reach as I can. Having played a GRG170DX guitar for the last six or so months, though, I am quite used to having to bend my wrist a little to reach all the way to the twenty-fourth fret. Therefore, I am willing to sacrifice ease of use if it means I will be less likely to make mistakes. So, what I would like your help with first is choosing materials for the body and the neck. Also, will I be able to get all the help I want for free from this website? Thank you in advance! Edited September 12, 2006 by Darkrose Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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