Share Your Home-built Guitars

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by LeftyGuitarist, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Howzaboppin

    Howzaboppin Member

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    Those are amazing! Did you kill the alligator too?
     
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  2. Morpeli

    Morpeli Supporting Member

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    I made this with:

    Pinewood Tone Bomb body
    Stewmac Red Mahogany dye
    Cheap Maple neck from my local shop
    Danish oil finish
    Hausser P90 neck
    Custom overwound bridge from my local shop.
    Gotoh vintage staggered tuners.
    4-way switch
    0.01uF Jupiter capacitor

    500K pots - the bridge still sounds great.
    I think the Pine evens out the highs.
    Might add a 470K resistor later.

    It has a surprising amount of resonance. It still needs some sanding as the DAnish oil is quite sticky but I am pleased with the result.

    I've also made a strat from scratch on a luthier course but I don't have photos right now.
     
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  3. VaughnC

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  4. normal ninja

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    I put this one together from warmoth parts a year ago:
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  5. Jayyj

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    Tell you what, just finding a purple alligator is hard enough, let alone killing it!
     
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  6. cjp54

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    1966 Jaguar Neck. Custom made body![​IMG]
     
  7. AndyC.

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    Thanks, Tweedledee. I love the look of that Jag! So nice.
     
  8. Howzaboppin

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    Great thread full of great guitars (and other instruments too)
     
  9. Ampedusa

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    I'm always throwing something together. I stained and finished these bodies, added parts and necks. I really like how both turned out.

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  10. JDaniels

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    Precision Guitar Kits LP Jr. with a Wolfetone Meaner P90. The lighting doesn’t show the fade to darker brown stain near the edges. I wanted to play it so bad I didn’t put enough wood filler applications on the neck so the satin finish is a touch grainy. I may refinish the neck one day. Telephone pole neck is super straight and the fretwork is immaculate, very happy with this kit.
     
  11. Jdstrat

    Jdstrat Silver Supporting Member

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    Excellent thread. Here's a budget 'caster I haven't quite finished yet.
    • Daphne blue Indonesian Squier body (Vintage Modified, I think)
    • Another '89 Squier II neck (9.5" radius, small frets)
    • Vintage style tuners
    • Wilkinson 2 point trem
    • Tone Man Guitar (Reverb seller) wiring harness with treble bleed
    • Bootstrap '54 Vintage Sparkle pickups
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  12. thebowl

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    Here are a couple of partscasters, if I can get them to load[​IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
  13. wilsonov7

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    I'm currently finishing up a mahogany Warmoth Jazzmaster with a hardtail plate and Novak PAF pickups:

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    Nice! I've been eyeing that kit for months now. Is that a hand rubbed finish?
     
  15. JDaniels

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    Yeah I used Wudtone. Very easy to apply with just a rag, no special equipment. Like I said I wish I would’ve done a couple more applications of the grain filler (comes with the Wudtone kit) on the neck to make it smoother. Nice kit though.
     
  16. wilsonov7

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    I finally finished the mahogany black jazzmaster with the hardtail plate. It ended up being just under 8 pounds. No noise from the pickups and I didn't shield the cavity at all. I just realized that the original post title said "Home Built" guitars. All of the guitars I've posted are "bolted together at home" or "home assembled." I didn't do much of anything other than some set up work and drilling a few holes here and there for the pickguard or pickup screws. I can solder a pickup and ground wire now. Woohoo!

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    I've put together quite a few Partscasters, but none are more share-worthy than the one my youngest and I worked on a few months back. His first tele. It was a blast showing him the process start to finish...I even made him drill the pickguard holes himself! We kept it simple on the finish - couple of coats of stain, and then a nice oil rub finish.

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    I miss the the Strat I built using a clear coated swamp ash body with 12 inch radius rosewood/maple neck, I had that guitar setup and dialed in as it played and sounded fantastic.
    I gave it away to my brother, such a shame cuz he never plays it.
    :dunno
     
  20. WordMan

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    Sir, I yearn for this guitar tragically. (Catch-22 quote)

    I knew you had a badass collection of guitars; I didn’t know you could build such fun guitars yourself. I gotta get me to Manchester.

    Here’s my first and main parts-o-Nocaster. I found an orphan that had a few parts I would’ve chosen, including the Tele Fat neck, that I got for 70%-80% off the price of the parts at the time. “Playing with house money” gave me the comfort to take a chance - buying it, swapping out the body, slightly re-shaping the neck, updating some electronics, etc. It has turned out that sizing up the orphan, taking a risk, swapping stuff out, then figuring out the many! little problem-solving tweaks to bring the guitar into focus from a playability and tone standpoint is one of the most satisfying guitar experiences I’ve ever had. It’s the only solidbody I play.

    I don’t know how to post photos, but here is a link to a guide track I made for a drummer:
     
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