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Always wanted to do a from-scratch guitar build, and figured this half-from-scratch build would get me a little closer. The neck came from Warmoth as a tilt back paddle, and I tried to cut it out to look like a Blackmachine headstock (since I'll likely never afford or even play one) :D :D
While there are design changes I'd make the next time around, it came out surprisingly playable and good sounding. The body is just a cheap 3-piece basswood blank I got from a lumber supplier online.

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Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:45 pm
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Jeez Dude, that looks great! I know its not always easy to get things straight & perfectly playable. I like the look! Good luck with later builds.
Did you use a template?


Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:16 pm
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Wow! Looks great!

It may be your first body build, but, it's clear you've got a lot of woodworking skills there.......

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Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:25 am
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That's not half bad! :clap:


Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:50 am
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Hell yeah, man - looks awesome! Love the body sculpting :clap:

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That's pretty awesome man!

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Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:34 pm
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Many thanks!

I did use a template - sketched the design on paper, then moved to .75" MDF, then to 1" pine. Probably overkill, but I was afraid the router bearing would begin to bite into it and mess it up.

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Hoping to do a more traditional drop-top style dual horn next...

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Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:00 pm
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You are very talented.


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Fabulous dude, especially for a 1st time build :rawk:

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