homemade 7 string

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  1. theunforgiven246

    theunforgiven246 BEHOLD KLUMPAMUS PRIME!

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    hey everyone, i'm new here and here is my first question.... i dont currently own a 7 string but instead of buying one (or 2) i was planing on my friend, his dad, and i make some, so do think this is a good idea (even though we know what we are doing) and have any of you guys done this? also if anyone wants to know the body types i am gonna make, one will be like the black universe with green pickups and what not and the other would be a red archtop v with gold hardware, both 7 strings.
     
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    welcome fellow ohioan! :p

    building a guitar is no small undertaking, but if you do, take lots of pics to show us!
     
  3. theunforgiven246

    theunforgiven246 BEHOLD KLUMPAMUS PRIME!

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    thanks, i'll try to take pics but my friends dad is a woodworker and they have been reading up on this stuff so there shouldnt be too many problems.
     
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    BCrowell Cubicle Dweller Contributor

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    WOW, what and undertaking! If you have the skills, then go for it! Are you going to do a wilkinson type bridge, floyd, through body? I'd love to put all my tools to work and make an electric...I envy all of you who have the ability!
     
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    theunforgiven246 BEHOLD KLUMPAMUS PRIME!

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    thanks man!
     
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    I have the pieces of a project UV if you'd be interested. Stripped body, neck minus inlays + new inlays, all hardware. PM me.
     
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    Ah, 2 Ohioans, see? ;)
     
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    If you know what you're doing, how can it be a bad idea?
     
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    theunforgiven246 BEHOLD KLUMPAMUS PRIME!

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    basicly what i mean by bad idea is, is it cheaper.
     
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    if you take into account all the time that will go into it, then it will cost ALOT more. however, at the end you'll have a guitar that is all your own!
     
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    there are two more that i'm aware of... Rx Elite is from Columbus, and Sephiroth is from Cleveland.
     
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    unless you can make your own guitar by snapping your fingers its NEVER cheaper. Its not just an issue of working with wood, its knowing all the measurements and setting up its going to take to get it to work properly.

    Do it because you think it would be fun, or because you want something you cant buy.
     
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    theunforgiven246 BEHOLD KLUMPAMUS PRIME!

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    basicly what we will be doin is buying a premade neck (cause i imagine those to be the biggest pain in the ass) and then just make the body.
     
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    Thats still a lot of work and money. The price of the neck, electronics and hardware alone will easily be much more than the cost of just buying a 7.
     
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    :agreed:
     
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    do you know of a place that makes arch top v's with 2 hums and a single coil pick ups? thats why i was doining it in the first place, to have my dream guitar for cheaper than haveing esp/jackson/bc rich do it (if they even would).
     
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    Closest I can think of is getting a custom shop Jackson Roswell Rhoads, and that'd be pricey.
     
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    warmoth would (warmoth.com) definitely make you that body. Still wont be cheap, but still probably A LOT cheaper than having a custom axe made by any of the companies you named. Last I checked all those guys have a bench price starting at nearly 2 grand for a custom order, and thats for something based off exisisting models, nevermind a completely custom one-off body like an arched V.

    Heres a cheaper idea than even having warmoth build you one. This is under the assumption you dont want a different piece of wood for the arched top (ie maple cap on a Les Paul) A lot of more inexpensive guitars that featured arched tops are in fact just slab bodies with beveled edges. If you handy when it comes to wood working you could just order a regular V body and bevel down the edges and make it appear as an arched top. PRESTO!

    disclaimer: I am not responsible for botched bevel jobs :nono:
     

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