Post Your ”Home Brew” Guitars

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  1. TattooedCarrot

    TattooedCarrot Supporting Member

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  2. edward

    edward Supporting Member

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    Ya know, these threads always prompt me to post pics of my HS-era pride and joy! Cut, carved, and shaped entirely by my hands ...heck, I even sourced the Eastern Hardrock maple myself, back in the pre-net days of yellow pages and phones with dials. My homage to the BCRich "Wave" which never caught on as their other shapes did. And like every kid who wanted to rock in that era, BCRs were the stuff of dreams! And today, I love this guit still! ...she plays slick and sounds great. BTW, those are early 80s Carvin pups ...sound fab! For your consideration:

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    As a HS kid, I had no means nor knowhow to build a neck, so bought a Charvel from my local GC. But I shaped the headstock to my liking (and no, I didn't even know what the heck a Suhr was way back then, but great minds clearly think alike ;) ).
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  3. ziggybumwah

    ziggybumwah Member

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    This was fun. First acoustic build.
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  4. customguitars87

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    It is! Three piece solid flame koa, and a flame koa neck as well. Not really visible in the pic I posted, but def. is here:

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    Dig it! Some old school B.C. Rich vibes here.
     
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  5. stratzrus

    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    Not much of a "build' but it really turned out to be a heck of a player. MiM Fender Pawnshop Offset Special with JZHB humbuckers and an ebony board Fender American Elite Stratocaster compound radius neck with locking tuners. An incredibly wide variety of tones from Jazz to Funk, exactly what I was looking for.

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    These are all Partscasters, from Warmoth parts. There were more, but I don't have good pictures of all of them.
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  7. Drak

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    Two doublecuts from last year, a Steerhead, and a shot of some in progress.

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  8. edward

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    Great thread!

    Ziggybum,
    You win! Acoustic build is a whole 'nuther animal ...beautiful guitar! Enjoy the tone! :D

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  9. ziggybumwah

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    Thanks!
    Finished it last August. It’s amazing how much a new acoustic’s sound will change /mature for the better over the course of a year.
     
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    My Hendrix inspired build.

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  11. helrazr84

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    This is my “home brew” guitar. Bought it off eBay a while back. It’s the cheapest guitar I own and I honestly can’t keep my hands off of it.

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    OK, you all are the doers! I'm just a dreamer too lazy to follow through.
     
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  13. pipedwho

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    Just keep it out of way of any tidal waves. :)
     
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  14. ziggybumwah

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    Ah, someone finally gets it!
     
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    GE Smith esquire
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  16. kludge

    kludge The droid you're looking for Silver Supporting Member

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    The one on the left is a Dallas-era Schecter that I have modified heavily over the years. I don't have anything else I want to do with it, finally.

    The one on the right is Kaiju, a recent partscaster build. Found the body and pickguard on EBay and HAD to have them. The neck is a Warmoth wenge with ziricote fretboard, and feels amazing. My bassist has commented on this guitar's "vocal" tone.

     
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  17. Magnets And Melodies

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    Sometimes I get the urge to own (or make ala home brew) a rediculously over the top psychadelic looking guitar.
     
  18. LTigh

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    Extremely vanilla compared to most of the other examples here, but a spare-partscaster made from leftovers after a lifetime of tinkering:

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    Old '80s ESPart replacement neck from ESP (gotten at one of Sunset Custom Guitars' old sidewalk sales), stock '93 American Standard pickguard with pups and guts, Wilkinson trem from an old Carvin bolt-on kit what was traded for a Gotoh trem I had in the box-o-parts, and a maple(?) body from an el cheapo strat copy what I got on the cheap to practice set-ups and tinkering, neck was a disaster and body had weird gouges in the trem cavity.

    Thinking of getting a better body for it, but have held off since everything seems to work out well as-is.
     
  19. Bart

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    My mutt with a Res-O-Glas body.

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