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Rizh

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  1. Wow it's been a while! This has been a busy month but I finally can update the thread. I glued the new layer and got it to shape. Sadly... it kind of moved when using the clamps so the shape end up wrong on the top layer. Rookie mistake. After I finished that I just put the body away (I was tired of working on that new top layer!) and kind of wanted to try out the paint, so I used it on the headstock. I liked that reflective effect The next day I thought about painting the guitar body, which was scary because I didn't know how would plywood react. In
  2. Thanks for your answers! Actually, the new layers are going on top, the drilling is to be done on the body I already have. I'll make covers for the cavities from the rest of the plywood. I'll glue the new layers on top so I can repair that broken thing on the top. You can see I haven't drilled the holes for the neck screws. This is a magnificent idea! I'll look forward to get the thing done. For now, I'll glue the plywood blanks together, then drill the holes for pickups, switches, knobs, etc. and then I'll cut out the body sha
  3. It's been some days since sunday haha, but I've finally gotten everything I need to finish this up (maybe) two 3mm plywood... blanks? and the neckplate arrived yesterday I traced the back of the body, some cavities included, on the new top (lower layer) The plans are to glue them together, then drilling the cavities, cut the body shape with the jigsaw and then glue them on to the body. But the layers are... bent, like warped. Do you guys think I could glue them like that? Also I dont have anything to make the clamps' pressure even, so I thought I could use co
  4. So, I've tried to cut a 3mm shim to add a neck angle (which I was scared of because the neck would be angled forwards, and not behind the body as it's usually done) but I can't seem to find a reliable way to test it without drilling the neck to test it with a neckplate. (Which I still don't have). The 3mm shim only works if I keep the bridge higher with the coins beneath it haha. I think this method might have some bad consequences, like maybe the whole thing would be fragile for some reason, or that I could have intonation and tuning problems, specially when applying a little force to th
  5. Thanks for the post! Andy is a total artist with his guitar builds. I think that's the way I made the pickup cavities at first. Hey thanks! Your idea is pretty good and I think prefer that option. Only thing that worries me is that the neck screws (which I don't have yet) could go past the fretboard. Maybe I could add the extra layer of plywood on the back?
  6. I thought 1/4" would be too much, but considering the neck's heel is about 21 milimeters high (not including the fretboard) i think it will suffice. And I dont have a router or anyone who can lend me one, so I think that would be maybe too much of a trouble to get. So new plans; I'll wait till I have money to get that plywood. Do you guys have any ideas for getting the holes from the top of the body to the new plywood? I'm afraid I'll get them wrong.
  7. Lets keep going! After 2 days, I released the wood from the pressure. Put some hardware on just to see it After some time I got a jigsaw so I decided to try and cut the body shape. It then took some days for the neck to arrive, and when I got it I tried to fit it inside the neck pocket, it is such a tight fit! I then installed the bridge, by making holes for the screws with a screwdriver and a hammer And here we are! This is the point I'm at currently. I have two issues: 1) Neck pocket is too high. I'm considering a
  8. Lets hope it turns out good! I thought it that way because i didnt understand that part of If i can figure it out I'll try it, because I'd rather have two positions with sound
  9. That's weird, I thought I saw something about a relation of the control cavity size and undesired humming or such. Thanks! Hey @curtisa, thanks a lot! I really know nothing about wiring even though I've managed to figure things out in the past like when I built a fuzz pedal that didn't work (certainly a story for a different day) So, that wiring diagram is a bit confusing to me, I've made it different for me to understand haha Do you guys think it would work? It seems to me right now that it would... but what do I know haha -----------------------
  10. Oh dear, those paw print inlays look adorable hahaha I love them So what is exactly offset in your design? I'm really liking it
  11. Specs for the guitar: - 2 Mystery Chinese Humbuckers: I got 2 humbuckers on eBay, and they have two wires each, which confused me at first but then I saw that I could wire them the way single coils are wired (Right? Correct me if I'm wrong haha) $8.50 -Two 3-way switches; one for tone and one to use as a killswitch. $2.90 -Two A250k switches for Volume and Tone 99 cents -22 fret Strat Maple neck with rosewood fretboard from eBay: Because I dont feel ready to try to build a guitar neck, and I don't have the necessary tools $25.37 -6 Tuning Machine Heads from ebay: I bou
  12. Yeah haha I wasnt aware of the weight of plywood, the body is as heavy as a les paul's Yeah I've always found manson guitar's bodies attractive, even though they are similar to a Telecaster, which I dont like that much. I didnt take the weight into account and I "routed" it (with a drill) that way so it would be easy to slip a cable to and from the killswitch. The layers are already glued so yeah haha but I'd have definitely taken your advice. Later Ill post more pictures and specs
  13. Thanks! Yes they are pricey and I have the feel that the Cort model doesn't do justice to mansons. Here I'll leave photos of the process
  14. Hey everybody, I'd like to share my first build with you guys before I finish it (and maybe get some advice on the way) So I've been meaning to build my own guitar or bass since I was 17 years old, but it's a bit scary at first. I then decided I wanted to try it, 4 years later, but got disappointed when I failed at finding wood. Then I saw a video of a guy building a guitar out of plywood -neck included- and I thought it was a good way to start (also considering I don't have the tools to work with other kinds of wood). As a fan of the band Muse, I decided I wanted a replica of a Ma
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