1st guitar build

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John Rauch
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1st guitar build

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Any suggestions on books to read and any other advice on building a solid body electric guitar would be appreciated. Thinking about building one for my son. He had to sell his a couple years ago during some trying financial times. I have a large piece of Honduras Mahagony 3 inches thick and about 13 x 17 inches for the body. I have a large band saw and a router and a friend has a planer. I have reasonable woodworking skills. Probably will buy a neck.Thanks in advance. JOHN :?: :?: :?:

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Charlie Schultz
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Hi John and welcome to the forum!

Check out this recent thread- sounds similar to your situation: http://www.mimf.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php ... it=hiscock

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Thanks Charlie. JOHN

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Chuck Raudonis
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John,

If you would like, you can check out the blog listed in my signature. It is a step by step recount of the bass build that I have under construction from design through finish application (where I am now). It will show you the order and thought process that I went through to get where I am now. I will also be glad to answer whatever questions you have about it. It is a bass, but the concepts carry over.

Chuck
http://TheWaywardLuthier.wordpress.com - Adventures of a novice bass maker

Robert Smallwood
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Here's the first in a series of 20 or more..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB6l-bss ... 44492FD771

don't let the music put you on the nod.

John Rauch
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Again, thanks fellas. Looks like this will be a forum I visit often in the coming months. JOHN

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John, let me suggest at least getting Melvyn Hiscock's book and reading it several times through. In addition, read as many "build threads" as you can find, particularly when done by relatively inexperienced builders (watch their problems, what tools they think they need, comments, etc). On that note, here is a thread on my first solid body electric build, I had some experience with acoustics, but this was a scratch built Les Paul clone.

http://acapella.harmony-central.com/sho ... e-Les-Paul

John Rauch
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I am going to get a copy of the book and read through it. Thanks. JOHN

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