It takes so long to conceive and build my projects that I decided to go for it and make a guitar as quick as possible, and keep it as raw as bearable! So I gathered some gear laying around, bought a cheap neck on eBay, sawed a piece out of a big planck I picked in the street, cut, routed, perforated, drilled, sanded, soldered, oiled and here it is, my new baby - of which I'm very proud, I must say!
Here is the flabbergasting Mystery Guitar aka the 2 weeks guitar (the time I spent on it) aka the Rough Planck.
Simple, elegant, combining rough authenticity and high-tec design, and trendy recycling.
Full-frontal pic - see the cool round sound holes!
|Neck is bolted, and something makes me think that I should visit my friend Pedro in Brazil one of these days. |
Electronics are installed on the pickguard.
|I soldered the push-pull knob (to split the humbucker) without any help - I'm so proud of myself.|
The planck is too thick for the neck screws, I chisel a cavity for the plate.
|The body is routed and sanded - to remove the dirt and the splinters -, the pickguard is also roughly sanded, and perforated.|
|Got myself to finally use my plunge router to chamber the body, scary but efficient.|
Gear plus pickguard.
Cutting the alu pickguard - one cut; see my bathroom tiles!
|Now I can place the gear more precisely.|
Drawing of the chamber and the pickguard - with the same pens I use for my sketches!
|The pickup is a slanted dual blade hum bucker bought on discount from Eastwood's e-shop.|
|All the pieces together for a first impression.|
|Used strat-like neck branded Charisma from eBay (super flat - no radius).|
|A construction wood planck I picked in the street - cut to dimension 46 x 24 x 4,5.|