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    First electric guitar build-first_build_01-jpg

    My first guitar build, using a slab of mahogany and sourcing the neck and other parts from the cheapest squier i could buy (bullet Mustang)
    I'm using only a few tools (saw, chisel, drill and lots of sanding paper), but I managed to get a good connection of the neck to the body.
    The pickguard is still a carton template, and i want to add a nice wooden knob.

    Still need to do a lot of sanding the body and then a finish with tru oil.
    So much fun...
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    It's a quirky fun little design I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geert
    My first guitar build
    Outstanding!

    Quote Originally Posted by Geert
    The pickguard is still a carton template, and i want to add a nice wooden knob.
    Rumor has it that a tone control is a helpful addition to a Tele-style neck pickup.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geert
    Still need to do a lot of sanding the body and then a finish with tru oil.
    Shellac works great and looks great, brushed, padded ("French polish") or sprayed from a can.
    I've never used TruOil but I did a couple with tung oil. Mine came out kinda half-baked . . . the successful TruOil jobs I see online all say that it took a zillion coats. In contrast, if you pore-fill before finishing you can get a nice looking shellac finish quicker than that.

    Eager to see what you brew up!
    Last edited by Sam Sherry; 12-02-2021 at 05:04 PM.

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    Rumor has it that a tone control is a helpful addition to a Tele-style neck pickup.


    Thanks! Yes I guess a tone knob could be added, but I like to keep the design void of electronics as much as I can
    Irarely use it on my tele when I’m playing anyway since I’m usually right next to my amp

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    Now that's gonna be a looker for sure!

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    It looks very original.
    Too bad it's not a chambered body.
    Great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMMO
    Now that's gonna be a looker for sure!
    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris
    It looks very original.
    Too bad it's not a chambered body.
    Great work!
    thanks! I have lots of plans, including chambering, for a next build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geert
    thanks! I have lots of plans, including chambering, for a next build!
    Good luck!

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    Very cool! Congratulations, and play it in good health!

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    I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grez
    I like it!
    Thanks! I love your Mendocino designs

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizenk74
    Very cool! Congratulations, and play it in good health!
    Thanks!

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    I'm picking up an early 20th century abstract painting vibe. A little Picasso. A little Braque. I dig!

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    that’s great yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccroft
    I'm picking up an early 20th century abstract painting vibe. A little Picasso. A little Braque. I dig!
    love these references, thanks!

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    What a happy design! I have all sorts of pleasant thoughts about it, but will make one small editorial suggestion regarding your pickguard design, as follows:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone
    What a happy design! I have all sorts of pleasant thoughts about it, but will make one small editorial suggestion regarding your pickguard design, as follows:
    Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll keep it in concideration

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    Not a suggestion or recommendation, but I was reminded of this particular treatment of Godin's classic body shape:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone
    Not a suggestion or recommendation, but I was reminded of this particular treatment of Godin's classic body shape:
    Yes! I see what you mean, cool guitar this Godin

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    First electric guitar build-9ea97164-1c9f-45d5-af6c-ec3f14b118f6-jpg
    super happy with the Tru oil! Only 3th layer..stay tuned! ?

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    The guitar is finished..
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    Here's a small soundsample to prove it's a working instrument


    Since this is a present for my daughter, I'm allready thinking of a next one...
    Last edited by Geert; 12-17-2021 at 07:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geert
    The guitar is finished. Here's a small soundsample to prove it's a working instrument
    Since this is a present for my daughter, I'm allready thinking of a next one...
    Wow - that sounds really fine!! If it plays that well too, you might want to get started on yours ASAP. Or you could keep this one and tell your daughter you’ve had supply chain issues.

    I’ve been telling my wife for years that I’m going to build a guitar - you’ve pushed me to the edge. Nice work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevershouldhavesoldit
    Wow - that sounds really fine!! If it plays that well too, you might want to get started on yours ASAP. Or you could keep this one and tell your daughter you’ve had supply chain issues.

    I’ve been telling my wife for years that I’m going to build a guitar - you’ve pushed me to the edge. Nice work!
    ?this one’s my dauther’s I especially made it kind of small overall to fit her size.

    and go for it man! It’s one of the most satisfieing things I ever made.
    and how romantic is getting a handmade instrument made by your man! ?

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    Nicely done! May your daughter get much enjoyment from this very special gift!

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    Brilliant, well done Geert. A tasteful and unique design.