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Old 07-18-2017, 12:05 AM   #51
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If you've never built a guitar before, there are a whole lot of things that you will need to consider. The first thing to decide is what wood you want the body made of. Picking the wood can be tricky because if its dense it will be heavy but give you good sustain. If its soft it will be light weight but have less sustain. The wood density will also effect the darkness or lightness of the tone. When I built my guitar, I had to decide if I wanted to sacrifice sustain by putting a vibrato bridge or go with a hard tail. I went with the hard tail because the sustain gets lost in the tailpiece springs. Also you'll have to find a neck with lots of grain and no grain run out or you'll lose more sustain. Then you'll have to decide on single or double truss rod and how many frets and what material the frets should be made of, Skinny frets or Fat frets, Short frets or Tall frets. Nut material and nut width. Compound or Single Fretboard Radius. The pickups should be the last thing you decide but they will be equally important. Then you'll need to decide if you are going to wire it standard (Parallel) or Exotic (Series). Check out the WARMOTH website and they have an app that lets you build exactly what you want and it shows you a picture of it as you progress. You've got your work cut out for you but if you build exactly what you want, it will be an instrument you can be proud of.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:30 AM   #52
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Angel is beautiful! Congratulations!
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:52 AM   #53
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If you've never built a guitar before, there are a whole lot of things that you will need to consider. The first thing to decide is what wood you want the body made of. Picking the wood can be tricky because if its dense it will be heavy but give you good sustain. If its soft it will be light weight but have less sustain. The wood density will also effect the darkness or lightness of the tone. When I built my guitar, I had to decide if I wanted to sacrifice sustain by putting a vibrato bridge or go with a hard tail. I went with the hard tail because the sustain gets lost in the tailpiece springs. Also you'll have to find a neck with lots of grain and no grain run out or you'll lose more sustain. Then you'll have to decide on single or double truss rod and how many frets and what material the frets should be made of, Skinny frets or Fat frets, Short frets or Tall frets. Nut material and nut width. Compound or Single Fretboard Radius. The pickups should be the last thing you decide but they will be equally important. Then you'll need to decide if you are going to wire it standard (Parallel) or Exotic (Series). Check out the WARMOTH website and they have an app that lets you build exactly what you want and it shows you a picture of it as you progress. You've got your work cut out for you but if you build exactly what you want, it will be an instrument you can be proud of.
Thanks for the advice, the guitar is already done though lol!
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Angel is beautiful! Congratulations!
Thanks a lot for the kind words, from you and from others!
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