Hi all. Rob assured me that the crashing has been fixed and asked me to rebuild these threads I had posted regarding the guitars that I have, or am in the process of building. Maybe Daniel, Maurits, and anyone who had a thread going here will find some time to get this section active again. I thought I would go in cronological order, and start with my first build.
The idea perculated while I was laid off (redundant) from work, and was going out of my mind not building or making things. Once a machinist, always... Anyway, move on to a friend of mine asking me to join a now defunct facebook group for home built guitars. He had rented a stall at a cabinet maker's shop, and was looking for a few people that wanted to build guitars. I thought, "Hey! I can make almost anything, why not try a guitar?" It would also keep me from going nuts. First thing I had to do was, decide what to build. So, I started looking at websites for tonewoods.
Until I decided on some Korina, and thought... Yes a Flying V! I always wanted a '58 style, and Gibson wants your first three born everytime they decide to reissue them.
I ordered some Korina (African Limba) and a fret board made from Brazilian rosewood.
The neck blank had some real nice figuring.
First night at the shop I planed the body thickness down, cut out the wings, and then glued them together.
Then I planed the two pieces for the neck, and glued them together.
On my second visit, I got the neck blank cut out, and the body looking like a Flying V.
I went for the traditional style body joint with the grain running with the wings making a V when it joins.
I'll stop here for now. This is where everyone that had decided on this venture had the realization that they knew nothing of woodworking, using power or hand tools, or how to go about planning such a project. They felt it would be best if they only met when I was available to show them what to do. Trying to get seven musicians on the same page between work, band practice, girl friends, wives, etc was worse than herding cats. About that time, I also got the short notice that we would be moving. I'll start from there tomorrow. I'm in a hotel for most of the week, so I'll try to get this build, and most of the Billy Bo Gretsch done by the weekend, and get going on the current builds next week. From the looks of it, I won't be at home much the next few weeks.