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  • iain_h commented on iain_h's instructable Handmade Electric Guitar

    Yeah I know that the 12th fret is one off, but every other one is good lol it was a mistake I made in laying it out but I’ve tried to fix it by putting in a white notch in for the twelfth fret marker. Oh well :’D

    Thanks yeah it was both for convenience and to be different

    Sure hope so yeah

    Yeah I know that the 12th fret is one off, but every other one is good lol it was a mistake I made in laying it out but I’ve tried to fix it by putting in a white notch in for the twelfth fret marker. Oh well 😂

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  • iain_h commented on iain_h's instructable Handmade Electric Guitar

    I used a bandsaw to cut the rough outline of the body blank yeah

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  • iain_h commented on iain_h's instructable Handmade Electric Guitar

    As for the body shape, I don’t think it makes a difference to the process, a friend of mine decided to make a bass using his old neck and that helped him to save time and pains with the frets and everything. My advice would be to be careful about the pocket where you attach the neck because that’s a critical part of the guitar, you can use a router to get close to your final size but I would use hand tools and regular checks to make sure it’s a good fit and straight. It’s hard to route this part because you don’t have a lot of material to lay your router on, and you can’t use a router table because you ant see what you’re doing unless you make a jig. If you’re going to use a router, make sure to contour the body afterwards so you have as muc…

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    As for the body shape, I don’t think it makes a difference to the process, a friend of mine decided to make a bass using his old neck and that helped him to save time and pains with the frets and everything. My advice would be to be careful about the pocket where you attach the neck because that’s a critical part of the guitar, you can use a router to get close to your final size but I would use hand tools and regular checks to make sure it’s a good fit and straight. It’s hard to route this part because you don’t have a lot of material to lay your router on, and you can’t use a router table because you ant see what you’re doing unless you make a jig. If you’re going to use a router, make sure to contour the body afterwards so you have as much flat surface as possible. Good luck!

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