Daniel R Posted January 10, 2007 Report Share Posted January 10, 2007 (edited) I am interested in building a archtop like the Phil Collen archtop that Jackson did. Does anyone have any idea of the body thickness of this guitar? Also because of the steep archtop of this guitar I was wondering if I could rough cut the sides of the archtop first with a bandsaws and then create the s shaped curve of the archtop with sanding or carving. I have read different ways of cutting or sanding the top but this may be a reasonable approach. Another question is this guitar will be a neck thru construction with the top hiding the neck thru piece. How thin can I make the neck thru body piece so as not to compromise strength? I am going to make the back wood either alder or mah but the amout of wood there is only going to be 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. I am including a link with some pictures from a guitar being sold on ebay. Any help is appreciated. Here are some pics Archtop pic Thanks Daniel Edited January 10, 2007 by Daniel R Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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