Ryan D Posted January 25, 2008 Report Share Posted January 25, 2008 Hey everybody! I've been running around the internet for a while now, and while I've always wanted to buy more and more different guitars, I've always felt like it'd be a much cooler experience to build my own guitar. At the time it seemed completely impossible, but now that I've been doing my homework, I think it might be a very fun and enlightening experience. And frustrating. But what isn't in life nowadays? However, I have no idea where to start. The type of guitar that I was thinking of building was basically a solid-body electric with a Stratocaster-style body, with a deep colored PRS-style glossy finish. A real "Paul Reed Fender" or "Leo Reed Smith" if it had to have a name. From what I've read, Swamp Ash seems like the wood of choice for a dye & gloss finish like this: http://www.stewmac.com/freeinfo/a-blueguitar_6.html since it has those funky curves and stuff. My plan was to buy a pre-made neck, probably one like this: http://www.stewmac.com/shopby/item/5715 But really, I don't know where to start. I have access to a router, drill press, dremmel tool, big rotating saw thing that cuts stuff, and so on. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any help, I really appreciate it! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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