dpm99 Posted May 26, 2008 Report Share Posted May 26, 2008 Hello everyone, I've been researching for a few months now, and it's time I make a decision on what sort of guitar I want next. I was hoping some of you might be willing to offer some advice. What I really want to do is buy a pre-made through neck and make a guitar from that. Here's how far I've gotten in planning: - Mahogany, laminate neck with rosewood fingerboard (possibly with laminates from bubinga or something, depending on where I order from) - Mahogany or limba body wings - Tremking bridge - Humbucker pickups (for starters, a 496r and a 500t I have sitting around, to be upgraded later) There are a few more specifics I've thought of, but that's the major stuff. Here's the problem. I live in an apartment with no patio. I have a friend that's willing to let me use his patio for drying paint and glue, but since I don't have a garage, there's no band saw or anything like that. I do have a router, but it's not a plunge router, and I don't have a router table. My thought is that I can use a coping saw to get the body and headstock roughly shaped, and then sand them down to where I want them. I have some experience with woodworking, and have wired a few guitars on my own, but this would definitely stretch me. I've also read most of Melvyn Hiscock's book. Option two is to buy a body and pair it with an old Ibanez neck I have lying around. That seems boring to me, but maybe it's more realistic. I could at least do what I want with the electronics. Here are a few questions, if anyone might be willing to help me think through this: 1. Am I nuts? Am I trying to bite off more than I can chew? 2. If I do what I want here, what would be the minimum tools I would need? 3. Are there any major factors I haven't thought of? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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