Electric guitar ES style semi hollow

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Project by FreddyS posted 11-25-2014 11:00 PM 2191 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys, this is my latest finished project, a flat top semi hollow body ES335 style electric guitar, and this is the first guitar I make from scratch.
It took me several months to study/learn the needed skills and almost two months to finish it and I’m so pleased with the final result! :D

Body and neck: mahogany
Top and bottom: pine plywood + maple veneer
Fretboard, headstock, bridge and bridge pup riser blocks: ebony
Headstock back: walnut veneer
Finish: minwax fast drying poly satin applied with rags

Forgot to add, if you want to see the building log go here
Lot’s of info and pics.

Thanks for watching!

-- Learning one thing at a time

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#1 posted 11-25-2014 11:32 PM

Looks awesome. I have done a little bit of stringed instrument experimentation. I made a cigar box ukelele awhile back. I didn’t think making the neck was too bad. I’m just glad I didn’t have to make the body…

Yours looks really good and it is clear that you spent some time researching before you jumped in. Great job.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#2 posted 11-25-2014 11:51 PM

I love this! Excellent work.

-- Jeff, North Carolina

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#3 posted 11-25-2014 11:59 PM


-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 11-26-2014 04:17 AM

You seem to have made it backwards. The strings are upside down and the controls are on the wrong side.

-- Let's go Pens!

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#5 posted 11-26-2014 03:26 PM

A lefty, nice. How long did it take you to carve that top?

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#6 posted 11-26-2014 05:38 PM

Hi guys, thanks for the comments! ;)

Bken: not a carved top, I cheated and made it flat to ease the build and used ebony riser blocks to compensate the bridge and bridge pickup height :)


-- Learning one thing at a time

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#7 posted 11-28-2014 04:46 AM

Very nice indeed! Well done! Thanks for Posting.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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