Erico Posted July 29, 2004 Report Share Posted July 29, 2004 WELL, Quite a while ago, I realized that if I wanted the perfect guitar, I'd have to build it myself. And that's what I'm intending to do, at least after a first project to learn and get confident to a certain degree. I am very sure that I will be bothering you with quite a lot of questions in the future, but for now I'll try to restrict myself to only a couple. My main problem is how to make the plans of my guitar. I want a standard shape on the first one, and decided to go for the Stratocaster-shape. I have a Strat-copy here at home, I guess the smartest thing to do would be to put it on a large sheet of paper and sketch around with a pencil. But, the Strat has rounded edges, and therefore the drawing gets incorrect. Life (er...guitarbuilding) ain't easy... Are there any basic rules that I should know about when sketching down a body shape? F.ex. some standard lengths that has to be correct, stuff like that? Second, I've got large problems figuring out how to exactly draw in things like pick-ups and bridge! Say I want a H-H setup. How far should the neck pickup be from the neck pocket? How far should the bridge pickup be from the neck pickup? How far should the bridge be from the bottom strap screw? If anyone has got a tutorial on how to sketch up the plans for a guitar or can answer my questions, I would be forever thankful. - Erico Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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