paulinnc Posted May 23, 2009 Report Share Posted May 23, 2009 Hey everyone, I am in the process of building a neck through guitar inspired by Jerry's Wolf, made by Doug Irwin. I am in the process of gathering all of the parts right now. I ordered a prefab neck from Doug at Soul Mate guitars and it turned out AWESOME!!! I have a nice planed piece of Purpleheart and a nice piece of flamed maple I want to use for the top and bottom. My question is this, should I get all of the parts for it before starting any construction? I mean the switches, jacks, knobs, pick ups etc. the bridge and tuners just arrived today and the neck is already completed. So I guess where I would be starting is making the body and determining the neck angle. I have some pictures that I can post and I have the shape of the body figured out. I have a friend who is a cabinet/furniture maker who will be helping me with the machining. I have read the mistakes to avoid already and there was a lot of good information there. What are some good ways to start planning the build, What kinds of paper do you suggest for drawing it out. Has anyone ever blown up a photo of a favorite guitar to use as a guide? If so how did you go about it? I could easily take a picture to kinkos and have them blow it up but I want the dimensions to be right. Any pointers and info would be very helpful and I would greatly appreciate it. Please be kind, as I am new to this and just looking for some guidance. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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