Hi there, im making a guitar body for my school project and since i already have a RG im basing all my desings on that so i can just do a simple copy of the body.
Im making it a fixed bridge model as floating trems are pissing me off latly
and also for ease of building, that way i dont have to worry about routing out the trem cavity and i can just stick a nice fixed bridge on, and have a string thru design.
The only thing im having trouble with is the woods.
I dont really have time to mess aorund with painting and i think that if i f*ck it up then it will be a waste of money and time, so ive opting for a clear coat on a nice wood.
I was originaly going to just do a simple body in say mahogany and clear coat it, but i would love to add a very thin maple vaneer on the top.
The thing is though, im not looking to stain the body , like most vaneer topped guitars are, so this means i have to chose a nice enough body wood that will look nice with a maple top.
Any opinions, or pictures would be great.
Btw, i dont mind spending money on woods, but i dont want to go over board as this will be the first body ive made and i dont want to end up spending sh*t loads of money on really nice woods and then end up messing it up.