cvhs18472 Posted May 13, 2010 Report Share Posted May 13, 2010 I have read a good number of books on guitar building and am a fairly accomplished woodworker. The actual building of a guitar is far less daunting than the gaining the knowledge to build a good sounding one. Things like resonance and pickup placement and type are far more important to me than shaping and finishing a piece of wood. I have so far chosen a white ash body, maple neck and fretboard with 2 extra frets, a strat neck pickup with a humbucker bridge pickup and a one piece tail piece and bridge. I may be insane but then aren't we all. Ed Nothing insane there imo. Have you considered adding a middle single coil (HSS) so you have a noise cancelling option? Or are you tapping the HB (or did you consider it)? Things like your question are why I came to your website for help. I will be tapping both pickups and using paint in the cavity. My son is a music major studying guitar and this is a project that is trying to combine our talents. The information that you offer is one thing that allows us to complete this project. I wanted to know about the resonance so that we could hear the finished piece and then have one less unknown on our trip to the guitar of his dreams. I realize that might be a lot of wood away but you have to have a basis. Thanks loads, Ed Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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