Blackdog Posted August 13, 2007 Report Share Posted August 13, 2007 I'm sure this will not surprise most of you, but while I work on confining the dust at the attic-shop for my first top carving I'm already thinking about my NEXT build. I have a honduras mahogany blank about two inches thick. The original idea was to build a one-piece PRS-ish body with 3 p90s and a wilkinson tremolo. But I started with a prototype that's coming along real well (sans the tremolo, because it's thinner) and so it would be silly to do exactly the same on the second body. So the specs would be a slightly different shape (more LP double-cut), a 24 fret set-neck, two humbuckers AND the tremolo. I was thinking about having the blank "sliced" into a 2cm thick "top" and a 3cm thick "back". Do some half chambering (bass side only) and glueing them back together before cutting the shape. This way I could add one f-hole to the top but it would still look pretty much one-piece. I know this is done on some tele bodies and on some Hamers, so in principle it should work. I could even go the extra step and put some "scandal grade" quilt maple top on it instead of the mahogany one (though that could be considered a waste of mahogany). But in any case do you think that a half-chambered body, with the front pickups and the rear tremolo cavities, will still be structurally sound ?? Thanks for the advice. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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