Funky Electric Guitar

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Project by Logan posted 02-16-2011 08:29 PM 2808 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was one that I had in my head for quite a while. It was a pretty fune experimental project. I had a basic understanding of how an electric guitar is put together and wired and just went for it. I borrowed the neck from my first electric guitar that i was never playing. Customized the headstock a little bit and bought new tuning machines. Originally the design did not include the plate on the front for the pickup, but I accidentally drilled all the way through the guitar while making the space for electronics in the back. I think it came out all right in the end. There isnt any finish on the wood at this point, I kind of like it that way. For a much more in depth album of photos, you can go to this link:

-- Logan

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#1 posted 02-16-2011 08:31 PM

Sorry about the first image. Dont know why it uploaded like that…

-- Logan

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#2 posted 02-16-2011 09:09 PM

Pretty cool!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 02-16-2011 10:01 PM

very unusual guitar. I like it!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 12:20 AM

Nice! its like a Tele and a les paul made a baby…good job

-- johndacarpenter

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#5 posted 02-17-2011 12:50 AM

Very cool. It would be cool to hear you play. Any chance of a video?

-- Doug

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#6 posted 02-17-2011 02:30 AM

Nice looking project and interesting design. Good photos. Are you going to make any more of them? I’ll bet they would sell.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#7 posted 02-17-2011 03:04 AM

nobuckle – I havnt recorded any videos of myself playing this particular guitar. It honestly doesnt sound that great and has a constant buzzing sound when plugged in…might be something wrong with the input jack. Heres one of my songs on an acoustic:

rowdy – I was asked to make one for a friend of mine, but his parents decided that they werent going to get him one, but might in the future.

-- Logan

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#8 posted 02-17-2011 08:17 AM

That’s gittar!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 02-17-2011 10:11 AM

Logan it sounds like you have an earth loop on your wiring. Is the bridge earthed? I like the back to basics look of your guitar it’s the kind of design that would fit with a lot of young players, Is that a modified Telecaster neck I see?

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#10 posted 02-17-2011 10:33 AM

By earthed do you mean grounded? The bridge is definitely grounded, but it wont stop buzzing slightly whenever I want to take the volume up to a decent level. The neck is a modified Tele. I got inspiration for the headstock from Parker guitars.

-- Logan

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#11 posted 02-17-2011 11:53 PM

Logan: My son and I also built an electric guitar, and had some major buzzing when turned on. All it turned out to be was a lousy solder joint! We went thru and re-did all the solder joints and voila!!!now I just gotta take it apart and level all the frets!

-- Ridin' and rippin'

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