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Frist build-Ibanez Jem style build

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by nato101010, Nov 6, 2010.


  1. nato101010

    nato101010

    Dec 12, 2009
    Ontario
    Step one: Laminating-done
    3 pieces of ash-1 3/4'' thick at the moment.

    Here's the template for bandsawing tomorrow:

    It'll be 1 1/2'' thick tomorrow..ash is heavy!

    The neck for it...


    Specs:
    ash body
    maple strat neck
    either tune-o-matic or strat style hardtail bridge
    seymour duncan or dimarzio pickups
    grover tuners

    more tomorrow!
    planning and bandsawing general shape hopefully tomorrow afternoon
     
  2. nato101010

    nato101010

    Dec 12, 2009
    Ontario
    Quick little update:

    I have a piece of 1" thick mahogany that is nice, I'm thinking of re-sawing it in half, chambering the body and adding it as a top.

    So, the ash would be 1 1/4" thick, and the mahogany would be 1/4" thick. Maybe even a natural finish? Cool!
     
  3. __HM__

    __HM__

    Aug 28, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I know its your guitar, but I think simply putting a monkey grip on a standard strat body would be much cooler than a JEM body with a strat neck.
     
  4. nato101010

    nato101010

    Dec 12, 2009
    Ontario
    This neck will probably end up on it, same neck pocket:
     
  5. nato101010

    nato101010

    Dec 12, 2009
    Ontario
    Question:
    Should I cut the body out first, or route out the pickups/neck pocket?
     
  6. I always cut out first, but I've never tried the other method. I just think it's easier to cut first, because then there's no worries about anything being lined to a seperate center. hard to word.
     
  7. nato101010

    nato101010

    Dec 12, 2009
    Ontario
    Ok thanks. That makes sense.
    Here's the mahogany I'm going to use to make it look like a wooden boat deck.

    My personal boat
     
  8. Martin89

    Martin89

    Nov 8, 2010
    Glendale, AZ
    Unofficial Endorser: Ibanez, D'Addario, Zoom
    I'm a little disappointed because I was expecting a monkey-grip on a bass...
     
  9. nato101010

    nato101010

    Dec 12, 2009
    Ontario
    Already done that-

     
  10. Martin89

    Martin89

    Nov 8, 2010
    Glendale, AZ
    Unofficial Endorser: Ibanez, D'Addario, Zoom
    ^Well then this isn't your first jem-style build lol.

    Cool cool, I might try that with my GSR(not that it isn't light enough already and easy to carry).
     
  11. nato101010

    nato101010

    Dec 12, 2009
    Ontario
    well, all i did was cut the grip into a already made body

    there's the template i used. go for it! All you need it a drill press and a scroll saw. It worked really well.
     
  12. Martin89

    Martin89

    Nov 8, 2010
    Glendale, AZ
    Unofficial Endorser: Ibanez, D'Addario, Zoom
    ^Thanks!
     
  13. nato101010

    nato101010

    Dec 12, 2009
    Ontario
    No problem! I'm cut two grips now. The bass was my first, and I just did my 2nd on a scrap piece of pine. Both turned out great!
     
  14. nato101010

    nato101010

    Dec 12, 2009
    Ontario
    Yay!
    Finally got some work done on this.
    Planned down nice and thin, cut roughly to size, and pickup cavities are taking shape. I can do most of the rest of the work with a chisel.

     
  15. nato101010

    nato101010

    Dec 12, 2009
    Ontario
    pickup routes done-ditched the mahogany idea, i'm going with surf green!
     
  16. nato101010

    nato101010

    Dec 12, 2009
    Ontario
    wow.
    no interest at all in this.
    i'm not going to update this thread anymore, but I will update my jemsite one.


    poo on you guys. i'm being a baby and taking the links out
     
  17. well it is talkbass and not talkjem :D
     
  18. lol
     
  19. Bass-Adrenaline

    Bass-Adrenaline

    Jan 23, 2010
    Are there supposed to be pics because i dont see any.
     
  20. that too kills interest very quickly
     

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