82cabby Posted June 8, 2010 Report Share Posted June 8, 2010 Hi all- I am a long time woodworker / furniture maker about to take on my first guitar build and I could really use some feedback / input / critique of what I am planning here. I am trying to make a very bluesy sounding stratocaster type guitar that is not too complex for a first time build. I have the scale drawings from the download section here and several good books to guide the build. I have printed out the drawings full size and made the templates and here is my tentitive plan: Body: Ash. Shaped based on the downloaded drawings. Routed to accept a pickguard loaded with 3 single coil pickups and a bolt on neck. The body will be painted using a sanding sealer then automotive primer, two-part automotive paint and an HVLP gun. I'll rub it down and buff it out. Neck: Figured maple (I just happen to have have a beautiful piece in the shop), Stewart Macdonald's Fender compound radius finger board and hot rod truss rod. Finished in lacquer on the maple portion. Nut: Black Tusq nut for fender style guitars, again from StewMac, pre-sloted 1-3/8" string spacing Bridge: Washburn hardtail roller bridge - strings go through body. (I can get one for $10) Pickups: maybe either stock USA fender or the Tex-Mex style.... here I really need some help. So what do you think? The woodworking doesn't scare me, but I want to make sure I'm not setting myself up somehow with incompatible or poorly choosen parts. Any thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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