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I like making these Hybrid Guitars.This one has the Strat body shape and Neck pocket,double Humbucker routes,tele Control cavity route and Tele 7/8" jack hole.hardtail 2-1/16" string spacing on the front with 2-3/16"string spacing on the ferrule holes on the back.American Black Walnut,two piece body.
 

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Itchy, I just about can't take how awesome your guitars are.

I've got a hunk of walnut, 9/4 x 9" x 7' that's been sitting around in the garage for damn near 20 years and I think I'm finally ready to do something with it :blink:. I just ran it through the planer and it looks great.

Did you buy templates for your guitars or make your own?

I've got a strat that I can steal all of the hardware from, maybe even the neck. I'm not so sure I want to try to make a neck. Placing the frets just seems like too much precision for me :laughing:
 

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Itchy, I just about can't take how awesome your guitars are.

I've got a hunk of walnut, 9/4 x 9" x 7' that's been sitting around in the garage for damn near 20 years and I think I'm finally ready to do something with it :blink:. I just ran it through the planer and it looks great.

Did you buy templates for your guitars or make your own?

I've got a strat that I can steal all of the hardware from, maybe even the neck. I'm not so sure I want to try to make a neck. Placing the frets just seems like too much precision for me :laughing:
You might want to check out a Grizzly tools catalog.

The president of their company is big into guitar making and they sell a LOT of useful tools / parts / supplies / instructional materials...

:yes:

Pretty much have everything you could want or need.
 

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Yes,I start with a bought Template and then buy some 1/2" acrylic plastic.i use the bought one which is too thin and make the thicker one.The router bearing stays on the thicker template better and can be used for a couple years unless you slip and route it LOL.the thin one is put away as a master just in case I need to make another working template.
 

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Yes,I start with a bought Template and then buy some 1/2" acrylic plastic.i use the bought one which is too thin and make the thicker one.The router bearing stays on the thicker template better and can be used for a couple years unless you slip and route it LOL.the thin one is put away as a master just in case I need to make another working template.
Awesome advice, thanks Itchy! :thumbsup:

I jumped the gun though and made my own shape for the first try, once I get it into presentable condition I'll post some pics. I'll probably end up getting a strat template for the next one though.
 
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