First Build

Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Jason720, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Jason720

    Jason720 Member

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    Spec:
    Body: Mahogany/Maple with a Tiger Maple top
    Neck: Maple/Mahogany with Indian Rosewood fingerboard Abalone Dots
    The Tiger Maple top is 1/2" thick with 1/4" of mahogany on top of that. 1 1/4" thick body


    The humbuckers and hardware are just a cheap set I found online. Didn't want to spend too much on the first guitar since I wasn't sure on how it would turn out.
    I usually don't stand and play so I decided not to put a strap on it. Everything wood was made by me.
    The wood was bought at a local hardwood dealer and the overall cost of the guitar was right around $150 total. Looking to possibly upgrade pickups to DiMarzio PAF DP103 neck and DiMarzio DP223 bridge.

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    http://i1366.photobucket.com/albums/r770/jay_be1/Guitar/guitar116_zps1b832df2.jpg
    http://i1366.photobucket.com/albums/r770/jay_be1/Guitar/guitar14_zps01ed0817.jpg
    http://i1366.photobucket.com/albums/r770/jay_be1/Guitar/guitar13_zps122dc9e6.jpg

    Special thanks to:

    Sully Guitars
    Fletcher Handmade Guitars
    Crimson Guitars

    Their youtube channels were a huge help and had the answers to most of my questions with this build.
     
  2. mr shankly

    mr shankly Member

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    Excellent looking first build! I can see a little bit of Crimson guitars influence there
    Totally agree with your special thanks. Those guys, and a few others, made me feel like I could try my first build
     
  3. Jason720

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    Thanks. Yea a lot of influence from them on the back.
     

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