schnarf Posted July 21, 2004 Report Share Posted July 21, 2004 I finally have all the wood I need save for the fingerboard and a possible veneer for the body (still considering my finish options). The neck will be maple, the body consists of two pieces of basswood which I glued before taking any pictures (the seam is perfect) and the fingerboard will be rosewood. I based the body's design off the JEM777, because I'm going for an RG/JPM/JEM sort of body shape. 25.5" scale length, 24 frets, and I'll have two humbuckers rather than one. Also, I won't be using a Floyd; I'm going to use a Wilkinson with Sperzel locking tuners and a graphite nut. Sixteen inch radius on the fretboard, jumbo fretwire. Here are some pictures of what I've done so far. You might find more here. Tracing out the body: Bandsawing: At the moment I have some sanding work to do on the body, then I'll be routing the pickups and perhaps bridge. Does anybody have a routing template for a non-gotoh Wilkinson? Does anybody know why, on the JEM template, the pickup routing templates have different widths on each side for the screw holes? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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