sdshirtman Posted June 16, 2010 Report Share Posted June 16, 2010 (edited) Hello.This is my first post and I'd like to introduce my self here. I've been thinking of building a guitar for years and finally told myself that I've done enough research and now is the time. I'm not getting any younger. I have high hopes for the first build but I'm sure I'll screw it up somehow before I'm done. I have some plans I've drawn up in Illustrator and I've gotten as far as glueing up the neck. Its a maple-Walnut stripe-maple-walnut-maple. Its going to be a bolt on since I think that would be best for my first. I'm on the fence on what I should do for the body. I want to do a double cut in the PRS shape but I'm debating on whether or not to do an arch top or not. Again I'm thinking that a flat top would be best for my first. I'm also debating my choice of body woods. I would like to do a mahogany /maple cap but dont want to spend a bunch of money on a figured cap just to screw it up. So I'd like to ask what you guys think about just using some standard maple for the top. It wouldnt look as nice but would be much more economical. The other option would just be to do a solid mahogany body with maybe some maple or binding. I have tons of questions but I'll leave this first post simple. If anyone can offer any basic advice to a complete green horn I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance. Edited June 23, 2010 by sdshirtman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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