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Planning my first box guitar - Please review and advice!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rooster Apr 2. 18 Replies

I'm new to the box guitar building world, I do have woodworking experience. Just started designing and planning the guitar.  Can someone run through the plans to check if I'm overlooking stuff or…Continue

 

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Rooster replied to Hans Coppens's discussion Planning my first box guitar - Please review and advice!
"Someone may have already pointed this out, but looking at both designs the weakest point in your build would be just behind the neck pickup where you are taking out a lot of wood. Even on a 3 sting guitar the strings will put more upward pressure on…"
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"Nice design. Just be careful not to take to much out between the pickup and bridge, you could create a weak spot for the neck. Looks like you plan for a pizeo under the bridge?"
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Version 2 of the plans for the first box guitar build
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Hans Coppens replied to Hans Coppens's discussion Planning my first box guitar - Please review and advice!
"I'm planning on building a fretted one :) In the new plans, I added the fret positions.  Pickup wise I'm going to use a piezo under the bridge and an MGB Seven Fitty Screamin PickupI've made some changes to my plans positioning…"
Apr 1
Hans Coppens replied to Hans Coppens's discussion Planning my first box guitar - Please review and advice!
"I'm probably reading for the next 10 years, so many resources I found. :) Thank you for adding some more. :)"
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Hans Coppens replied to Hans Coppens's discussion Planning my first box guitar - Please review and advice!
"You lost your bet! I'm a software designer.. hahaha But studied architecture in college.. My father was an architect and we were always building stuff together. I inherited his woodworking tools and I'm going to use these tools to build my…"
Apr 1
Hans Coppens replied to Hans Coppens's discussion Planning my first box guitar - Please review and advice!
"Thank you for the placement advice! I'll mock up the setup first as you suggested.I've adjusted the positioning of the box and refined the blocks inside the box to give some more room for resonation."
Apr 1
Hans Coppens replied to Hans Coppens's discussion Planning my first box guitar - Please review and advice!
"Thanks for the advice. I added frets on this onemade some adjustments to the plans and step by step it's getting better :)"
Apr 1
Hans Coppens replied to Hans Coppens's discussion Planning my first box guitar - Please review and advice!
"Thanks, I've used the calculator and changed some other things added them to the new plansI'll keep you posted"
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Southern Ray replied to Hans Coppens's discussion Planning my first box guitar - Please review and advice!
" "Everything else .. you've already over-thought  ;-)"  Ha! Pick, whadaya wanna bet he's an engineer?   Welcome, Hans. I had to kid, my Dad's a retired engineer. You're gonna love building these…"
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