Joobsauce Posted December 5, 2006 Report Share Posted December 5, 2006 Ok, wazzup guys! I've been lurkin for a bit and have some questions that I hope you guys can awnser. I have a metal fab project in school due the end of the year, and wanted your oppinions on building an electric guitar out of metal alone. I know you might think I'm crazy, but I love guitars. I have a mid 60's silvertone accoustic (great) and a cheap wal-mart guitar by firstact to fool around on. Now my idia is to build the neck out of boxed tube, with 3 layers of sheet metal on top for the fretboard. 2nd, I can make a custom bent frame for the body out of flat steel, 1/2in thick and 2in wide, with curvs and such. With sheetmetal overtop of that, I could easaly mount the pickups, cable jack, and knobs/switches. I might have to do some soildering, but I think I can manage. Now some of my questions. I know I can transfer over the stuff, but- 1- Would the hollow body/neck mess with the tone of the pickups and maby create some bad frequences? 2- Would the metal create some bad harmonics or just a poor sound? 3- It would be cheaper to buy a cheap firastact on ebay, build the metal one with putting the comp[lete firstact innards into it and then modify it if need be or should i just start custom? I will be working in a 6-7week enviroment with abouit 40min a day to work on it, so time is a factor there. 4- it will be HEAVY. Any good straps to support this weight? thanks guys, I'll try to be good here, Joobsauce. PS- if it's in the wrong section, plz move it, not sure where to put this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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