Building a Guitar !

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  • #182693
    Gabriel Corso
    Gabriel Corso
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    Hello everyone!
    I hope everyone had good Christmas and new year celebrations!

    I haven’t been very active on the school because I have been doing a lot of things with my family and friends in the past month.

    I am currently in Italy! My parents have been living here for 4 years now and every year or two I visit them.
    Keep in mind that we are from Brazil.

    I am having a great time! Missing the guitar though haha.

    But anyways!

    In the 7th of January it is my 22nd birthday and a really good friend of mine is building a guitar for me as a gift.

    Here are some pictures of the current progress;

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    I am really excited about it because I wanted a Strat for so long now! And this is kinda special to me because i get to design it as I want!

    Don’t get me wrong! I still love my fender tele and my Synyster custom haha.

    This is the design I am seeking! Very vintage, but cool nevertheless.

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    If you read until here, thank you !

    I just wanted to share with you guys my happiness about doing something like this! I am genuinely excited !

    Hope you guys liked the design haha.

    Have a good start of the year everyone !!

    G.

    #182694
    Dominik Gräber
    Dominik Gräber
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    Hey Gabriel! That looks totally awesome! Having built your personal guitar is something really special. I Have a friend who wants to do that too but we’re cut too short on time and resources.

    I hope you will review your custom guitar here 😉

    #182695
    Filip Tomiša
    Filip Tomiša
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    That’s sick! Great friend you got there! It would be cool if he could add your signature on the head of the neck 😀

    #182697
    Dan Shipway
    Dan Shipway
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    I am still building one, 3 years later.

    #182699
    Dominik Róg
    Dominik Róg
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    Nice one Gabriel!
    I’ve started rebuilding an old one last October (Defil Jola 2, a polish guitar that was made like 30kms away from my hometown). So far removed the hardware and started removing old paint. I’ll keep y’all updated (maybe).

    #182702
    Sayonil Mitra
    Sayonil Mitra
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    holy crap, that’s a dope look on your guitar. someone makes a guitar just for you as a birthday gift, you are one lucky person.
    So much happy to see it. Thanks for sharing

    #182712
    Kevin Kwasneski
    Kevin Kwasneski
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    Kick ass!!! Building is a great way to learn how to repair as well and to really know the instrument inside and out.

    #182713
    Gabriel Corso
    Gabriel Corso
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    Thank you guys !
    I am happy that you guys liked it!

    My friend was kind enough to build it for me and help me to do the electronics and stuff.
    Of course I am helping a little bit with the money for the parts ( pick ups, shield…). But I am very happy nevertheless.

    @filip Yeah man ! I am currently doing some research on how to do custom watermarks for the headstock. I wat to put CORSO on it !

    @dominik 1 and 2 haha.

    Yes, it takes time and resources. I do agree.
    But I am seeing it as a therapy and to learn new things about the instrument.

    @Sayonil No worries, mate ! I will try to send as many pictures as I can. Maybe do a video as well on how this beast will sound haha.

    @kevin for sure, buddy!! Thank you

    #182720

    What a cool gift! This is amazing! I’d also love to watch a your review of it when it’s ready!

    I haven’t had a guitar costum built, but a friend of mine is a painter and I commissioned her to do an original painting on my guitar. I was inspired by Mark Tremonti, who got an artist called Joe Fenton to do the same on his PRS.

    #182723
    Kevin Kwasneski
    Kevin Kwasneski
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    Mark Tremonti is my guitar idol!!! Have you read the book that goes along with his Dying Machine album?

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    That’s awesome Kevin! No, I didn’t know he had a book out. :O

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    #182839
    Gabriel Corso
    Gabriel Corso
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    Hello there!!

    Here are some pictures of the process building the body.

    – This is where it all begins

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    – The wood is cut in half

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    – Both parts are glued together in order to cut the guitar body afterwards

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    I promise to keep you guys updated on this guitar haha.

    These are some pictures I forgot I had taken.

    Keep rocking everybody!!

    #182894
    Gabriel Corso
    Gabriel Corso
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    Some more pictures of the process!!

    -After the two parts are glued together, it is time to make the marks on the wood.

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    – We already have the models.

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    – Get the wood OUTTA THERE!!

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    – Before shaping the Stratocaster.

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    G.

    #183228
    Gabriel Corso
    Gabriel Corso
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    Update 23/01/18

    New shield arrived and the pick ups have been attached to it.

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    Next step is doing the last holes to the body.

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    And after that using this amazing paint to make the body look as I want!!
    It was very hard to achieve fender’s lake placid blue color. So we had to improvise! But I think the color is pretty much ok.

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    Hope you liked it guys!

    Keep rocking!

    G.

    #183309
    Gabriel Corso
    Gabriel Corso
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    We are almost there!

    – doing the final touches on the wood!
    Sanding, polishing, aligning the parts and electric cables to see if everything will work.

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    – now we just painted it with the sealing ink to get the wood prepared for receiving the pre paint and the paint afterwards.

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    Now we just wait!

    We expect it to be done next Sunday!
    I am very excited about it!

    Take care guys !

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