I'm trying my hand and building my own custom guitar from the ground up. I've never really worked with wood before, but I'm getting better every day. So far, I've been through two body blanks, 4 neck blanks, and 3 fretboard blanks, LOL. But each on is getting much better than the one before it, and I'm learning TONS about woodworking.
I've acquired a bandsaw, router, planes, and other various tools so far, and learning how to use them as I go.
Here's the basic build:
Alder body....RG shape, old style neck joint
Maple neck....much thicker than a Wizard, more like my 08 USA Fender Strat
Gotoh hardtail bridge
EMG 85- bridge
EMG 89- neck
One push/pull volume to tap EMG 89
3-way blade switch
I'm unsure about the color, but I'm thinking along the lines of seafoam grean
As of now, here is the progress I've made.
Body- cut out and routed the edges smooth.
Neck- glued the scarf joint and routed the truss rod channel.
Fretboard- going to purchase a new blank tomorrow. While tapering the sides to the proper dimensions, somehow I planed about 1mm too much on one side right at the nut. So to prevent that from happening again, tonight I made a template out of aluminum that I can use a router guide to get the taper at a perfect 42mm at the nut and 56mm at the heel.
Pictures to come tomorrow! Feel free to comment and leave me some words of encouragement