Cuprocaster - A tentative start!

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Chordophonic, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Chordophonic

    Chordophonic Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    275
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Location:
    Isle of Wight UK
    First build from scratch, be gentle!

    "Cupro" definition - Indicating Copper.......

    There will be elements of Copper detailing on the guitar, which will be Tele shaped but probably slightly modded, with a Sapele Snakehead neck, and a chambered body, lots of this is in my head, but I started the neck last night.....

    Photos to follow

    Paul
     
  2. Chordophonic

    Chordophonic Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    275
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Location:
    Isle of Wight UK
    So first I built a neck sled, 2x4 C section alooominum with 1x1 alooominum angle along the top edges for the base of the router to run on. It worked very well with the neck blank held in place with double sided tape.

    [​IMG]

    I used the sled to clean up one face of the neck blank, tuned it over then cut it to thickness, thinned the headstock area followed by a truss rod rout, 10mm wide and deep to take a piece of 10 mm square Carbon Fibre rod.

    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]



    Printed neck template....

    [​IMG]

    This will be fairly slow, baby steps, lots of cups-o-tea and thinking time!

    Paul
     
  3. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,960
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    Northern California
    And trips to the bathroom......... Hydration can have its downside.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.