Blem--the style is not a possibility for me at all. But, I have to tell you that I check you regularly and I get a big smile admiring you going at it--and your good cheer. It is just a pleasure to have you working around here. Damn, you are having fun; and I am convinced this will be a kick-ass player. Thanks!!!
You inspire me man! One of these years Im gonna make my own guitar!! Keep it up! You got some raw talent! You sure this is your first build?
I think you nailed the perfect amount of "black sand back". It will really start to pop
as you get your 2nd day's coats on and the lacquer starts to build. Great work and
I bet you're getting awfully excited!
This is looking awesome. What are you planning for the finish? What were the tips from your PRS-working-guitar-playing friend?
Personally I'd use the maple for the neck. Then again I'm fond of maple neck guitars, I would also start concerning myself with the weight of the guitar. That said that's because I used to gig my guitars and hope to eventually again some day if I can get my back squared away (3 bad disc). If its going to sit on your knee in your house then perhaps weight isn't an issue. Just brought it up in case your thinking of hanging it off your neck with a strap. Good start, wish you the very best with it!
Im with the rev on this one! I'm currently building a guitar using the exact same placement of woods are you. Maple top with a walnut stripe down the middle, with a walnut back and a walnut neck. The body alone, with no hardware, and only the electronics cavity routed out weighs close to the same as my gibson SG (yikes!) So I plan on doing a lot of fancy contours on the back to increase comfort and decrease weight. Google search "belly cut" and check out some of the guitar images to get an idea. Take a lot of rasping & filing but the end result will be great!
good luck to ya!
Man that thing is begging for cream plastic and gold hardware... get on that xD