Im planning on making a guitar for my school tech project and it should be pretty cool.
Im going to base the body on my RG but try and change the horns and some of the basic contours just to smooth it out a bit.
Ive never done anything like this before so wanted to ask you guys a few questions.
Firstly, is it worth making the neck as well?Im not sure how long i have on this project, propably a few months and seeing as i havnt made a guitar before do you think that i should just try and make the body and then buy a neck of eb** .
As im basing the body on my RG ill use the AANJ so i can probably find a cheap neck, that sound like a better idea?
Im also not to sure about woods.Ive heard so many about what woods do this and what woods are cheaper but does anyone have some links or advice about suitable woods- Im planning on trying somthing such as this http://www.jemsite.com/usa/gallery/u...w1qm/index.htm
with a maple top but im not sure about what maples there are and what sort of prices they range from so any info on this would be good as well please.
Also as i dont have that much cash and like i mentioned ive never done this before, i might try a hard tail RG. This way i dont have to worry about the routing for the trem and the cost of a trem can go right down by just adding a nice hardtail, Opinions?
All suggestions, opinions welcome and it would be great if some guys could suggest possible other designs or say about any problems they encountered when making their first guitar,and trying to do amaple finish