Double Neck Frankenstein Guitar

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Max Pratt, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Max Pratt

    Max Pratt

    Mar 10, 2011
    Ok so here is the basic idea, the client want me to take his first two guitars and make them into one double neck guitar with a 12 string on top and a six on bottom. The victims are a Stagg LP copy and a Dean "Playmate" Strat copy. These guitars are barely, if at all compatible so much of one will likely be removed or moved to a different part of the instrument.

    I know this isn't a bass :bag: but my primary instrument is bass and I mostly work on basses.

    Anyway the thread will mostly be pics so if you have any questions please feel free to ask. :)

    Oh and please remember to bump the thread a ton if i forget to update it because I will likely have gotten something done! ;)
  2. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    Any startup pics or updates yet?

  3. Max Pratt

    Max Pratt

    Mar 10, 2011
    The Victims:


    Cut the pieces:


    Did a quick mock up:


    Stripping Paint, mmmm smells good:



    And that is where we're at! :hyper::bassist::hyper:
  4. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    I would glue it together just like that. It's like daring people to say something.
  5. Max Pratt

    Max Pratt

    Mar 10, 2011
    Haha! That would be awesome! Unfortunately he wants it to be red and black :(
  6. This is looking cool so far! keep it up!
  7. wcoffey81


    Feb 3, 2012
    S/E Michigan
    come on.. admit it you enjoyed cutting that stag copy in half. didn't you?
  8. Max Pratt

    Max Pratt

    Mar 10, 2011
    Maybe... :bag:

    Anyways some updates, but it has been cold round these parts so no painting D:


    Glued it up with titebond liquid hide glue and clamped.


    While I wait for that, I think I'll take the top off this and do some cleat placement :D
  9. Max Pratt

    Max Pratt

    Mar 10, 2011
    Sorry for the double post but i forgot that also made this piece to connect the two and add a flourish.


    Yes, it is made of extra strat...
  10. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    Talk about crazily incompatible axes, this German guy (part of the prog trio Schicke Fuhrs and Frohling) had this half Les Paul half Ricky bass thing built for him, talk about Dr. Frankenstein having a field day

    Attached Files:

  11. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    Someone is paying for this to happen? :D But what are you gonna...but the bodies...the cavities...wait a minute...what?
  12. CBRXJ


    Jul 31, 2010
    Apple Valley Ca.
  13. Max Pratt

    Max Pratt

    Mar 10, 2011
    This build is at my other shop right now, but here are some updates on that upright you saw!!

    Here us the model number and such, it is a blonde Kay thinline from 1937


    Cleats glued and carved


    Neck glued and clamped, I will be adding dowels to reinforce the joint later.

    Sorry no pic, tb app is being uncooperative, so I will double post, see below.
  14. Max Pratt

    Max Pratt

    Mar 10, 2011

    Here is the gorgeous headplate engraving. It reads, Selmer Kay.


    Thanks all for watching,

    Max Pratt
  15. Max Pratt

    Max Pratt

    Mar 10, 2011
    This is where I am at now with the upright project, I have also added bondo and done a bunch of heel work on the double neck, it's name is now officially Jekyll and Hyde!

    Attached Files:

  16. guitar<bass


    Oct 25, 2005
  17. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    High school's keeping him busy. :D I did see a video of his band recently...
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