Johnny Foreigner Posted October 11, 2010 Report Share Posted October 11, 2010 I've recently moved from a house (with a lovely, large basement) into an apartment, and as part of my search for somewhere to continue my guitar-building, I've got involved with a co-op style woodshop, metalshop, textiles place. Part of the deal with this place is that they earn their keep by running classes, and so I stupidly mentioned that I could teach a class on electric guitar building - despite my own relative inexperience. But the more I think about it, the more I reckon I could do it, I just need to figure out the details. My basic idea is that the class is limited to 6 or so people and you force them all to build to the same design, which needs to be fairly simple. Obvious choices would be a strat or tele, but a) I think that's a bit obvious you can get excellent quality strat and tele clone for very cheap c) I really don't like strats and teles. So I'm thinking: SC LP Jr 24.75" scale / 22-fret 2-piece mahogany body mahogany neck rosewood fretboard jumbo frets dot markers 1 vol, 1 tone either 1 P90 or 1 humbucker (probs humbucker for price options) wraparound bridge I need to go through the build myself, exactly as I would teach it, and figure out timings. The biggest questions for me are: 1) pre-slotted and radiused fretboard? Or is that an essential part of the building experience? 2) I think finishing is too big/too time consuming to really include if you go the sprayed lacquer route. What would be some simple ways that you could put some sort of sealing finish on, potentially achieve the cherry red or tv yellow finish and give the wood some protection. tung oil? linseed oil? tru oil? rattle-can poly? any thoughts or experiences to share? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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