Hi folks, I thought I would share my new build which is my first attempt at a solid body electric.

The body is pine. I looked into buying ash at first but it was just too expensive for a first try. I ended up buying an 18mm thick laminated knotty pine shelf and glued 2 halves together.

The scale length is 630mm, 3 strings. I used jumbo frets for the first time and really like them!

The strings are routed through the body and the neck is bolt on.

Oak & walnut neck

Hand wound humbucker @ 7.3k ohm, volume and tone. The bridge is made from anodised aluminum angle.

Hope you enjoy!

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Great build...

NICE !

Sweet build!!!

How is the pine body? I can buy 1/2" pine boards at home depot an cut the neck slot and pickup and other cavities in one piece and clue a solid piece to the bottom. This way i won't have to route them. 1" seems like a good thickness.

It worked out great Bob. The only problem is that i's very easy to dent ad scratch. I built mine in much the same way. Good luck!

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