Heres the finished guitar in action: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg0IGW…
Make sure to zoom in on the picture or watch the video in 1080p to see the details of it
this was a project that i decided to take on to see if i can build a complete guitar from scratch (besides shaping the actual metal pieces like the bridge, machine heads, strings, pickups)
The average time it took to complete was around 6 months, the reason was because i had to kept on pausing to save up for new parts, if i had it all in one go with all parts it wouldve taken me around 3 weeks
the design was inspired by
ESP Forest GT body
headstop by Spear Gladius SP
wood layering by ESP LTD F-5e 5
Final Fantasy Kanji on the fretboard carving (unfilled carving)
so to sum it up:
selected woods, wedge and ash
glued them together
shaped the body and neck and glued it together
routed tross rods (2 of them)
stock on laminated fretboard
cut fret slots
shaped the rest of the guitar
routed pickup, bridge, electronic, pots, input jack, machine head holes
lots of sanding from 60 grit to 2k
fine sanding and polishing
fret seating, glueing and leveling
string neck and action adjustment
electronic wiring and soldering
thats the sum of it i guess, im sure i missed more, but i am planning to one day compile all the photos and videos i captured to create this guitar as i wanted to document everything (around 2k photos and 50vids, totaling around 30gb)
to me this guitar was supposed to have the best parts possible (in my opinion) so its the most expensive guitar ill probably will ever have built, heres the spendatures:
£170 ash and wedge
£29.61 3 x polyurethane glue for glueing laminate wood pieces
£2 paint brushes for glue
£21.00 template blueprints print outs
£5.98 silicone for truss rod
£22.92 2 x 20 inch tross rods
£17.18 2 x metal locking nuts (ended up using something new)
£6.99 dark oak wood treatment for fixing some of body
£314.72 Kahler 2318 8 bridge and metal locking nut
£163.87 DiMarzio D Activator 8 Bridge and Neck Pickups
£7.37 Bourns Dual 500K Blend/Balance Audio Taper Pot
£8.70 2 x Wide Jumbo Fret Wire
£9.39 D'addario EXL140-8 8String Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings 10-74
£64.36 8 Sperzel locking tuners (ended up wasting money on 2 extra tuners as i snapped the end of the machine head by drilling it to fit the 105 gauge string)
£46.92 push pull pot a500k
two of a500 Volume & Tone Dual control pots
two chrome flat top Dual Volume or Tone Guitar Control Knob
two 2 way ON/ON DPDT
guitar Jack input socket mono
Input Jack Socket Plate M2
guitar strap end pins buttons
£37.96 "3 x Nitrocellulose Lacquer Aerosol - Clear GLOSS - 400ml
£5.00 superglue loctite 10g for frets
£30.00 sandpaper all grits
£2.00 10 meter speaker cable, one black white one white, for wiring
£4.00 copper shielding tape
£1.00 foam raisers for pickups
£7.23 0.009 plain steel string pack 10 (needed a thinner gauge that reaches my scale length)
£28.17 3 x D'addario EXL140-8 8String Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings 10-74
(dont remember why i brought this set)
£4.09 Mini Toggle Switch DPDT on-on
£8.49 HYPNOTIC STRAPS SALE RED COTTON PRO REGULATION GUITAR
£5.24 Rotary Switch 6 pole 3 positions
£8.89 Chrome 4 Right Hand Sealed BASS TUNERS Machine Heads (needed this to replace the thickest strings machine head as i want even thicker for extra tight tension)
I do want to build another guitar this year, maybe a 7 or a 9 string, multi scale (maybe 24-30 or longer), but this time, as cheap yet to the best sound and quality as possible)
WOW! Very nice Tomas I wish I could try it! My father build guitars and violins and I play guitar.
Well done it's very beautiful
that's it I'm adding you to my watch. Dan
Good werk Mien!
i do not know if you are into fx -
this is a very trusted source for pedals -
however if you sort throughout all of them-
there is a few DIY packages-
there is also a mini amp that blasts. it would just need a speaker and cab to hold speaker.
they are incredible and the original ones are all hand painted - for the original artists.
the probe pedals are out of this world.
there are many videos online showing all kinds of musicians demonstrating these pedals
and the guy who made them is rally nice.
anyhow love this guitar it's beautiful enjoy it!
and have fun with the next one!
Long link I know but it's the one with the hand prints and lipstick marks all over it ...
By the way awesome bloody guitar you've created selling it by any chance?
Anyway! You're so creative and you did a great job! I cannot wait to see more. C: