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  1. Doing it with pickup covers the same is far from dull. Just ask Mr. Thorn. IMHO he has some of the most beautiful guitars around! Bland is not what I would say. Thorn
  2. Well here is the first picture. I have glued the top and cut the body. I plan on cutting and gluing the top this weekend, although I have a black limba body on order that I might use instead of the mahogany. If I want to put a set of P90's in, are there thoughts on the disance from the neck where they should be routed? Is there a typical length? KOA top and mahog. body
  3. Thanks for the advice. I will try and make sure that the glue is spread evenly and not too thick! However, I am still a bit confused on when to glue. SHould I rough cut the top and body, then glue and rout? Or Glue the top on the body then cut, rout, and sand? I have been doing lots of reading and feel like people have differing opinions. Once again, I will try and post pictures as soon as possible!
  4. I am in the process of building my first guitar ( a tele style/shape). To date, I have created a template out of plywood, bought a 1 1/2 piece of mahogany, and glued bookmatched pieces of KOA (1/4") for the top. Two questions: 1. How much glue do i need to glue the top to the body, which I intend to do prior to cutting the body and routing the pickups/neck? In other words I don't want to use to little or too much. 2. What is the best way to attach the template to the top once glued to the body? I was thinking of double sided tape, but did not want to mess up the top. I will post pictures as this goes. Also, to differ slightly from a standard tele, I plan to install a set of P90's for the pickups. Bill
  5. First of all - just got my first two mahog. body blanks. They have been sanded to 100 grit. Two questions: 1. If I plan on putting a top on the mahog body, how much more sanding needs to be done on the body portion? 2. When cutting the top and body - should they bee done separately or glued and then cut. Thanks in advance, Bill
  6. Okay- If some spacings are better - then which ones? Just trying to learn Bill
  7. I have enjoyed reading posts now for several months, but I am finally at the point where I am about to start giving my first guitar a shot. As I said, I have been lurking here for sometime, reading and trying to soak up as much info as possible. In addition I have read Hiscock's and Koch's books on building electric guitars. However, I have a few questions to ask before building my template. (I am leaning towards doing a tele style, but will do others in the future.) In the Hiscock book, he says when making a tele - the front of the neck PU should be 1/2" behind the neck and the bridge PU should be 4 3/4". Is this always the case with a tele? What if I wanted to do a tele shape with P90s or Hums instead of the single coil - would the distances still be the same? Also, is there a standard disstance for PU's on an LP style guitar? Thanks in advance, Bill
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