This is a great little project to do in the weekend with a friend that will produce an awesome model wooden guitar which is a little smaller than half a normal size one. You can do it to replicate a guitar you think looks cool or you can just design your own for fun.
After making this i realized it would be awesome as a controller for Frets On Fire (guitar hero clone on the computer)and so i am going to make it into one and post a link to it here when it is finished.
Note- In my design i successfully made and inter-cultural blunder being that the Yin and Yang symbol are Chinese and the Rising Sun design is very blatantly Japanese, either way i like how it is, it has... personality.
Step 1: Materials
Tools and materials:
Sandpaper and Files
A sheet of MDF
Paint, both spray and hand
Staitonary eg. pencil ,rubber, ruler
An old CD
A faraway look
Step 2: Design And Stencils
Now is where you make a decision, wether you want to make a custom design or to make a replica of a guitar you really like, either way you will need to print out a stencil. Find a picture on the interwebs of the guitar shape you want to replicate and print out the body of the guitar the size of an A4 piece of paper and then the head on whatever size you think will work, you can also cut out the pick guard of the guitar if your design calls for it. Then go on to cut them out and draw them onto the MDF with a neck that is a size you think is sturdy but still aesthetically pleasing. Then put them somewhere safe for future use.
Step 3: Cutting out your shape
Once you have successfully traced your picture onto the MDF grab a jigsaw, some clamps, and a steady surface. The first time i did this i used eye and mouth protection but this time i errr... Couldn't find it?
Make sure you use your MDF economically so you have enough to make more if so you feel the need.