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Wille’s Guitar

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Don’t know if you remember but I mentioned that Wille was building an electric guitar as his final project at school. School’s out so it’s finished!

 

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Wille wanted to design it and build it from scratch. Scratch as in buying planks of wood (here maple) gluing them together and cutting them out to his design.

 

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Aside from maple there’s also mahogany. The origin is a couple of home made cutting boards from my ex father in law’s which he crafted back in the 70’s. The back plate which you can’t see in these photos is made of some scraps of teak which Martin had laying around.

 

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Most of the cutting and drilling was done in the school workshop but some adjustments and additional drilling were also done at home in the hobby room.

 

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The neck was bought semi ready made from China and the metal bits were bought online from England. Here they’re being tried on for the first time.

 

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And here’s the final result. I helped with the sanding and the varnishing at the very end but the rest Wille did all by himself with some input from Martin and a guitar playing teacher at school. Pretty cool, huh?!

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