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TreyDeschamp
post Jul 28 2008, 05:47 AM
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I would like to know how to make a guitar body. I could get the pieces like the neck and tuning pegs etc. from
warmoth.com but I would like to know how to do it anyone know?


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post Jul 28 2008, 06:24 AM
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id like to no im building 1 for my senior project


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post Jul 28 2008, 10:52 AM
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it depends on the kind of body you want I guess.

but you'll certainly will need a bandsaw and a router with very good bits, a press drill will also come in very handy. and you'll needs tons of sanding paper. and a block plane might come in handy aswell.

those things you'll need at least.

but I think you want to get even more stuff before starting on carving your guitar body.


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post Jul 28 2008, 11:02 AM
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Well If you REALLY want to know ask this guy hehe. Hes a danish hand luthier, but the page is in english.

http://www.morch-guitars.dk/

edit Anyway theres a lot of pictures showing construction of different types of guitars.

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post Jul 28 2008, 11:09 AM
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QUOTE (Rooks @ Jul 28 2008, 12:02 PM) *
Well If you REALLY want to know ask this guy hehe. Hes a danish hand luthier, but the page is in english.

http://www.morch-guitars.dk/

edit Anyway theres a lot of pictures showing construction of different types of guitars.


never heard of him before, even dough i live pretty close to him . thx rooks


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post Jul 28 2008, 11:21 AM
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Well his guitars don't come cheap, but I think they're pretty awesome in finish... Some of his more artistic guitars are pretty ace in my opinion smile.gif

About the body, I think its cut in rough 2D, then hand carved with a curveknife, press drilled for the hardware hollows and sanded last. I would think then that he moistured it to get the wood fibres to rise up, and then sand it again thoroughly.


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post Jul 28 2008, 11:23 AM
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It's lots of work, I'm at it myself but there were always other things inbetween. Like now I'm redoing the entire garden and I mean all of it. Got 10 kbm of dirt, 5 kbm of sand and 5 pallets of stone (that's like 7-8 tons) for a terrace, a walking path and a parking place for bikes and one for cars.
But after that is all done I hope to get started with my blog again.

In short, you get to pieces of the body length + a little more. Plane one long side of both pieces then glue them together and hold them hard with clamps for 24 hours or so.
Now plane the front and the back, will take off ~1-2 cm from the piece.

Do the exact same with a piece if you're looking for mahogany bottom and maple top f.ex and glue that piece on top.

Measure exactly where you shall put the bridge and pickups and route a cavity for those + one cavity for the neck. Got to get that exact and you should be measuring with the exact scale of the neck you're getting - since it's got all it's frets in place already. (nut to 12th fret should be exactly the same as 12th fret to the bridges' measure-point)
Important with the neck. If it's a Strat type it runs straight aligned with the body, if it's a gibson type you should lean it backwards 11-13 degrees, by leaning the "lip" it leans on, unless the heel already has a leaning part but I guess that's not so commong.


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post Jul 28 2008, 11:38 AM
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First of all you will need to secure all the power tools you will use. This includes cutting, sanding, drilling tools. Make a list of tools, and carefully plan what you are going too use where, so you don't end up borrowing or buying tools just to finish the project. It will cost you considerably more.


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post Jul 28 2008, 12:24 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jul 28 2008, 12:38 PM) *
First of all you will need to secure all the power tools you will use. This includes cutting, sanding, drilling tools. Make a list of tools, and carefully plan what you are going too use where, so you don't end up borrowing or buying tools just to finish the project. It will cost you considerably more.

Yes true, got to have the right tools for the job!
Besides finding the proper wood this is the most important part. I've got myself everything from routerbits, spookeshave upto a table that will hold powertools and that part and the wood will cost you plenty already.


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post Jul 28 2008, 03:59 PM
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QUOTE (Rooks @ Jul 28 2008, 05:02 AM) *
Well If you REALLY want to know ask this guy hehe. Hes a danish hand luthier, but the page is in english.

http://www.morch-guitars.dk/

edit Anyway theres a lot of pictures showing construction of different types of guitars.


very cool thanks for sharing rooks


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