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sunnamp33
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Guitar bodies

Post by sunnamp33 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:09 pm

Does anyone have any drawings of guitar bodies they would be willing to share? Any help would be appreciated. Any and all files welcome.

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Re: Guitar bodies

Post by Dave Durant » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:18 am

Drunkenwood over on youtube just posted a video today where he used a CNC to cut part of a guitar body - did the rest on a bandsaw to save time (godless savage). If you can't find anything elsewhere, shoot him a note.. He might send you the one he used.

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Re: Guitar bodies

Post by bharbour » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:08 pm

sunnamp33...become a member of the Telecaster Forum at http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/. You'll see a sticky for 'D-Size Tele Body Blueprint Files HERE' which has the drawing everyone uses to build Telecasters. Also, there's another thread on that forum that has many, many drawings of other guitars including Les Pauls.

Another forum is http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/ which is basically the same thing as Tele Home Depot but for Les Pauls.

If you go to Google then, in the search window, type plans site:tdpri.com tele home depot, you will hit a gold mine of anything related to guitar plans.

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sunnamp33
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Re: Guitar bodies

Post by sunnamp33 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:13 pm

bharbour wrote:sunnamp33...become a member of the Telecaster Forum at http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/. You'll see a sticky for 'D-Size Tele Body Blueprint Files HERE' which has the drawing everyone uses to build Telecasters. Also, there's another thread on that forum that has many, many drawings of other guitars including Les Pauls.

Another forum is http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/ which is basically the same thing as Tele Home Depot but for Les Pauls.

If you go to Google then, in the search window, type plans site:tdpri.com tele home depot, you will hit a gold mine of anything related to guitar plans.

Here's one of my recent builds...http://deltaguitarworks.tumblr.com/
Thank you very much. I will do that today.

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Re: Guitar bodies

Post by TomDChi » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:26 am

As someone waiting on a S3, it's very interesting that the max dimensions of a tele body aren't more than 16" in length, and that almost all the cavities are routed from the top...

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Re: Guitar bodies

Post by Defy » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:42 am

Ummmm teles....

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I would totally build one if i could paint it like this... But i would have to learn how to paint, another hobby, another forum, more tools, ... Ok i am starting to talk myself into this... I could make a tele electric uke for my daughter....

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Re: Guitar bodies

Post by TomDChi » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:18 pm

Defy wrote:I would totally build one if i could paint it like this... But i would have to learn how to paint, another hobby, another forum, more tools, ...
I'd be happy if I could just do an opaque glossy finish. But watching videos of folks finishing guitars (electric, specifically) definitely gave me the same "eek!" of more tools.... Self: "Hmmm.... I could rig up a spray booth in that corner of the basement with a fan in that window... Maybe if I add another tank to the pancake compressor, I'd get enough at a time to spray a guitar body... crap... what the hell is that wet sanding thing he's doing? Dealing with "orange peel problems" Arrgggghhhh...."

I can do a nice natural Tung Oil finish on furniture and similar pieces, but getting a good looking, durable, glossy finish like you expect on a guitar is a whole different thing.

If I'm primarily looking at cost, I'm pretty sure I could just buy a new "standard" tele for less than I'd spend on parts, neck, pickups, etc. plus extra gear for finishing.

But then, cost probably isn't the real consideration here, is it? :mrgreen:

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Re: Guitar bodies

Post by Defy » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:52 am

Im liking the uke idea more and more i just need to find a neck and a 4 pole pickup. I am not dorking with a neck, not patient enough as for the paint... I'll just use the guy that painted my bike.
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But back kind of on topic if i build a uke can i just scale a tele body down or do i need to completely redesign?

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Re: Guitar bodies

Post by clockit » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:35 am

there is an alternative though, there are a ton of speciality vinyls, flake included, that could be a low cost alternative... back when i was in to doing graphics i covered everything in vinyl, lol...

Defy, you're painter has mad skills, that looks amazing and flake like that can be a real task to spray and get to lay out. is the black, red, and gold vinyl buried in clear or paint? the lines are so crisp! love the color combo,that green andwhite pops! what kind of bike is it? i built a hard tail custom back in 2001, dont get to ride much anymore though... :(
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Re: Guitar bodies

Post by Defy » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:37 am

Its an 01 sporty that my dad and I hacked up. We did everything but the paint.

As for the paint job. Red and black art vinyl, gold and green are flake and the white is a pearl and about 20 coats of clear to make it flush.

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