I have been recently researching some “do it yourself” guitar effects kits and during my research forum user mcconnachiea posted this great list of links in the forum. Such a good list has to be saved and shared. Please drop a comment on this post if you have some other favorite fx builder sites or if you want to share your diy effect pedal building experiences.
This huge list of links should be plenty to get your started researching the diy side of guitar effects.
We love featuring the project guitars of our forum members and regular visitors. Here is another great project guitar from forum regular CROSS. A regency red jazzmaster project. Below are details and photos of CROSS’ project.
Here is the forum post if you want to jump in on the original project discussion. [url]
CROSS wrote: The body is alder. I bought the timber off Ebay from America.
The template is from guitarbuildngtemplates.com. These templates are not ‘Fender-accurate’, I think they are copied from Warmoth. The shape itself is fine, but the neck and body cavities needed a bit of adjusting.
It fits the US jazzmaster pickguard which I bought from Dazbootman. Just w/b/w. I may upgrade to brown tortoishell.
The neck is from allparts. It’s an amazing neck. 7 1/4″ radius. I stained it, sprayed it with gloss auto acrylic. The decal is from decaljoe. I would have liked to have built my own neck with the correct Jazzmaster design , but I don’t have the time.
I finished the body with Auto acrylic. I have used this colour before with the Musicmaster project I made a while ago. It polished up nicely. It’s very fragile paint, but keeps the shine.