|Project by Kyle VanMeter||posted 05-24-2011 09:11 AM||3393 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
Here is my first attempt at constructing an acoustic electric hybrid guitar. I made the top out of quartered sycamore that I purchased from a friend who harvested the tree and cut the lumber on his Woodmizer sawmill. The made the side pieces are made from wavy hard maple that were formed using a electric bending iron. The horns on the body are hard maple and honduran mahogany.
I made the neck out of honduran mahogany with a canary wood fretboard with rosewood fretmarkers. I used lacewood for the edgebanding around the top. To bend this edgebanding, I tried to get adventurous and make a bending iron out of a piece of steel pipe. I used a blowtorch to heat the pipe when needed. I recommend using this type of setup for a bend if you don’t want to drop the money on an electric bending iron. The electric one I have pictured is not mine :(
Any comments are welcome, especially if anyone has any recommendations for improving the design. I plan on making a few more in the near future. Thanks!