This guitar is the very first guitar that I had when I was 12 years old. This is a great guitar for you to begin your guitar building going as it is relatively simple to construct and is a great primer for more difficult project. Just because we say it is a beginner guitar, don't think that it is a light-weight though. With the Seymour Duncan Classic Alnico V Pickup, this guitar will give you the warm vintage sound that the Melody was known for when it was introduced during the Golden Era at the end of the 1950's.
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The following tabs detail what you will receive with our Solid Body Electric Guitar Plan #19:
Scale: 24.75" (628.7mm) Single Cutaway Body Body Maximum Length = 15.72" (399.4mm) Body Maximum Width = 13.19" (335mm) Body Thickness = (38mm) 1-3/8" Number of Frets = 22 Nut Width = 1.70" (43.1mm) Fretboard Width at 22nd Fret = 2.27" (57.6mm) Fretboard Maximum Thickness = 1/4" (6.35mm) Fretboard Radius = 12" (304.8mm) Neck Reinforcement = 18" Dual Action Adjustable Truss Rod with Hex Nut. Adjustable at Headpiece Neck Attachment: Mortise & Tenon Joint - Glued Peghead Type: Standard Melody Makerl Type. 12.9 Degree Angle Tuning Machines: Gotoh SD90 3+3 - Perloid Keystone Bridge: Gotoh Stop Bridge/Tailpiece Wrap-Around Bridge & Stop Body: 1-3/8” (38mm) Honduras Mahogany Neck: Honduras Mahogany Fretboard: Ebony or East Indian Rosewood
Number of Pickups: 1 Bridge Pickup: Based on Seymour Duncan Vintage Melody Maker
Tone Controls: (1) Pot Volume Controls: (1) Pot Jack: Standard Top Mounted 1/4" Mono Phone Plug w/ Jack Plate
The Master Guitar Plan Includes 2 sheets of full sized drawings:
Guitar Plan Showing Top of Entire Guitar, Inc. Fretboard & Headpiece Guitar Back View Guitar Left Side View Guitar Front View - Cut Through Neck Looking at Cutaway Lateral Section Through Body Longitudinal Section Through Body, Neck & Peghead Neck Sections @ 1st, 6th and 12th Frets Body Cavity Layout Showing all Routed Cavities for Pickups, Wiring, Controls Etc. Detailed Wiring Diagram Fret Spacing Table
The Included Template Sheet provides you with the following template layouts:
Body + Cavity Routing Template for Body Shape, Pickup and Control Cavities, Wiring Channels Neck Profile & Plan Incl. Headpiece & Tuner Layouts Pickguard, Electronic Cavity Cover Plates, Truss Rod Plate Routing Templates Fretboard Routing Template, Incl. Fret Positions and Fretboard Radius Guides