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Has anyone grafted a guitar body to change the shape?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by JAckal66, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. JAckal66

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    I was looking in a pawnshop and talking to the owner.
    He said a guitar builder came in a bought a broken electric a few years ago.
    The body was split and the piece was missing.
    He said the guy talked about stripping the guitar down, and then cutting the center out of the body.
    He later brought the guitar in and had a wild BC Rich type shape to it.
    It originally was a strat type guitar .
    The guy showed him pics after he trimmed and prepped the body.
    It sort-of looked like a Steinberger.

    Has anyone else here seen, or done this? download (1).jpeg
     
  2. guitarbuilder

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    I made a double neck once by gluing two of my bodies together. It requires a jointer so you can get a clean and straight glue joint. It wasn't painted either.
     
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  3. Deeve

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    There are a number of "crimes against guitar" sites that show hideous & unspeakable acts against guitars that were probably minding their own business. . .

    Most recent one I saw was originally an SG, w/ the traditional headstock separation, neatly grafted to body, below the traditional tailpiece.
    I "watched" it for a while, noticing a series of price reductions, but could never imagine pulling that from case to play anywhere.
    Fortunately, different players have different preferences, so I hope it found a new, welcoming home.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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  4. JAckal66

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    From what he described, the guitar was bought looking like this. 20190223_144957.jpg
     
  5. JAckal66

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    He brought it back looking something like this.
    th (1).jpeg
     
  6. JAckal66

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    Do you have any pics?
    I would like to see it.
    Paintjob, or not.
     
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    Isn't that how neck-through guitars are made? The central block and neck are one piece, but then "wings" are glued to the side. Seems like that would be a good way to make a guitar you like out of one that looks otherwise hideous, AND/OR save you some touchy neck pocket and pickup routing.
     
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    Here it is:

    double.jpg
     
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    At one time there was a online tutorial for making a expanded foam cradle for the Hofner Shorty that filled out the body to full size, alas it looked a lot like you were putting the guitar in a toilet seat..
     
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    No, but I do have a peach apple pear tree:)
     
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    Stratoiletcaster?
     
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    Most guitar bodies are just chunks of wood glued together at the factory. So why not slice 'em dice 'em and slap 'em back together.
     
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    Sorta like this kind of idea??
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    Les Paul’s “Log” prototype — with “wings” made from a donor hollowbody guitar which he sliced in two...
    Some practical rather than sophisticated woodworking going on there!!
     
  15. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Interesting topic. I have an old harmony H-802 body, and just dislike the shape, it's not quite right:

    Harmony H802 gen.jpg
    So I'm thinking of paring it down a bit to a more pleasing or interesting shape and doing something with it.
     
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  16. JAckal66

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    Thanks!!!
    That looks great.
    I might do that with a couple of cheap Squier Strats.
    What is the spacing between the necks?
     
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