This is the start of a new body. This will be the first body for my business, 2018 Customs. I'll be updating this thread as this build progresses. I'm really anxious to see how it's going to turn out.
At the beginning of this year I decided that I would start a guitar custom shop home business. My goal is to provide bodies, mostly, at the moment until I can justify getting a CNC machine to cut necks. Then I'm going hog-wild! In the mean time I'm hoping to do many 7 strings and 8 strings, 'cause it just doesn't seem to be enough of them.
The body shape is undisclosed at the moment. I'll probably hide the true shape until the very end. However, I think that most people will really dig it.
The wood is a combination of several. There's Purple Heart in the middle, with Bubinga on each side. On each side of the Bubinga is White Hard Maple. And then on the very sides there's Mahogany. This thing is going to resonate like crazy!
Everything has already been laminated together and planed off smooth. The only thing that is left is routing.
It's going to be a solid tail, made for an Ibanez 24 fret, 25.5" scale neck. Not sure on the pickup configuration at the moment.
Right now I'm recovering from surgery on my back from a dreadful spider bite turned bad - abcess. Not good at all. I'm hoping to get back into it this weekend. I've got this one to work on as well as another one for a customer (yea-ha, my first customer for a custom body, second customer total). I'll put pics and details up for my customer's build. I've never seen anything like it before...pretty cool idea.
Anyways, on to the pics.
There's some Canary Wood in there that I haven't touched yet. Can't wait to do a body with that. It feels as heavy as tungsten.