Hi again. This was my second attempt at building an electric guitar. I wanted to stick with a flat top, yet make something "cool." I also found that some of the things that I wanted to do were way beyond my ability at the time, yet I learned a lot, and did a pretty good job in the long run. This guitar took over a year to build. The original thread was quite drawn out.
What I did first was chamber the body. The body is made of a two piece Honduran mahogany blank. I think that I left enough material to leave between 3/8" and 1/2" all the way around after finish sanding. I'd have to look at, and measure the templates to be sure.
After milling down the thickness, measuring, and then drawing, I started on the chambers.
After removing most of the wood with Forstener bits and a drill press, I started on the body with a router.
Next, I cut the body to it's rough shape, and did the same with the 3/8" thick quilted maple top. I also made sure that there were channels to run the wiring through later. The maple had already been milled on one side to be sure it was flat.
Then they got glued together.
That's enough for starting this one. Hope you all enjoy the photos as much as I enjoy spending time in the basement building these.