Building a guitar body, part 4

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04.10.2019 03:58

Is there no end to your talent?

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04.10.2019 06:19

Well, I'm sure there is somewhere...LOL
Jack of all trades, master of none...

04.10.2019 23:23

So what kind of pickups have you decided on? Humbuckers or going with the traditional single coils for this guitar?

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04.10.2019 10:33

I have a small humbucker pickup for this project. I had originally bought the pickup to replace one of the single coils in my Squire Stratocaster, but I decided to use it for this instead. It's basically the same size as a single coil pickup, but it has 2 narrow coils in it, and bar magnets instead of pole pieces.

04.10.2019 23:25


Manually curated by the Qurator Team. Keep up the good work!

04.10.2019 13:08

I love how this project is coming along. Keep us posted, I can't wait to hear the finished product.

04.10.2019 23:59

I'm hoping to get the router work done this coming week, we're supposed to have several days of dry weather coming up.

05.10.2019 19:30

Cool i was wondering where this project left off. Putting 4 strings on a six stringer neck might be a bit tricky, probably need to cut a custom nut and put a string t to keep it spaced properly.

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05.10.2019 16:21

I cut new slots in the nut for the 2 middle strings and I'm leaving the 2 outer strings in the outer slots for now. If that doesn't work out very well, I have a blank nut to use to reposition the strings. One thing about using this short scale neck is that I can have wider string spacing than what you have on a regular guitar. That's more typical of the baritone ukulele. I find it easier to play the ukulele because of the wider string spacing, I don't mute the string next to the one I'm holding down that way.

05.10.2019 19:38

Are you tuning it like a uke?

05.10.2019 21:30

This will be tuned like a baritone ukulele, basically the 4 thinner strings on a guitar.
D, G, B, E

09.10.2019 01:58

How short is the scale on the neck?

09.10.2019 11:56

The neck has 20 frets, and it's 15 and 5/8ths inches from the nut to the 20th fret.
It's about 2 inches shorter from the nut to the 20th fret on my Squire Strat neck. The Squire Strat neck has 22 frets, so it's even longer than the 2 inch difference to the 20th fret.

10.10.2019 02:59


08.10.2019 20:25

That is a nice looking piece of maple. Any ideas for how you are going to finish it? Also, do you already have a pickup? Or were you planning on whipping one up as well? Good to see you are still at it, Amber. Hope you are doing well!

11.10.2019 06:35

Hey, it's good to see you again!
I'm not sure about the finish yet, but I was thinking about a clear finish so you can see the birds eye figure. As for the pickup, I'm going to use a double coil pickup on it. Nothing too fancy, but I don't want the hum you get from a single coil.

13.10.2019 02:35