I know a lot of guys on here have no trouble preparing body blanks but I created a YouTube video for the newer guys showing how I take a rough cut board and prepare it into a body blank. There's a nice 720P version so select that for best viewing (you'll have to view it on...
There's a Bass guitar that's been listed on Ebay Germany that appears to be fake - There is also a badly Photoshopped image showing Gene Simmons holding the bass (expect it looks like his head has been Photoshopped onto someone else's body )...
The bass in the auction has an...
Just came across this, a jig to cut fret slots using a thin kerf blade on a bandsaw... I kinda like the idea.
Any idea where I can get a thin kerf blade made up that will fit my bandsaw ( 108" / 2760mm ) ? The linked website in the video only does smaller size blades.
Been a long while since I posted any build threads ! Just finished up a Seafoam green strat for a friend - I documented the build with a ton of photos and uploaded to youtube - you can check it out here
Youtube Build Diary is here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWE7jKOfmfU...
I just finished this strat up last weekend - About 3 months of weekend building went into it. It was hard to let it go !
Build photos are here -
Build video montage @ 1080P...
I just rec'd my buffing arbor kit from StewMac and finsihed assembling it tonight.
Now I intend to use a step down tranformer to be able to power the 110V motor.. Here's where I hit a snag.
My down converter only has access for a USA 2 pin plug but the cable running from the...
Hi everyone , I am looking for a convenient way to be able to change out a loaded pickguard easily for another on a strat - I'm thinking along the lines of some quick disconnect terminals - Has anyone done this and what did you use ?
A little while ago, I got to urge to build an Eddie Van Halen inspired guitar with Floyd Rose ... I've been documented the build so I hope you don't mind if I share it with you.
I've made a few bodies before but this is only the second time I've built both the body and the neck...
I'm mid way thru building a dual humbucker Van Halen inspired Strat -
I just want one volume control on the guitar - I am wondering if it is possible to just have both pickups wired to one pot that can fade from one pickup to the other ?
Hi, I glued a maple veneer onto my tele body last night , joining the veneer down the middle with paper tape.
Removing the tape this morning was a chore, it had stuck VERY well to the thin veneer, even removing little specks of veneer as I pulled the tape off..
I heated the tape with a...
Hey everyone ! I've assembled a few guitars before but never made my own body so I have been inspired by all the other builds around here to finally bite the bullet and order the Ron Kirn templates..Well the templates wound there way half way across the world and finally arrived over the...
New here but love to read this forum.. I wish to purchase a telecaster body template and stratocaster body template and have a go at making my own bodies..
I see many people here use templates but I have no idea where you got them from ?
Can someone please recommend a...
I'm new to the forum here. I recently bought a SRV strat signature model and as many people do, I want to change out the SRV pickguard and replace it with a white pearloid pickguard from Wormoth ( countersunk to SRV spec).
Before I attempt the changeover, I was wondering...