It's going to be a hollow bodied electric, using the neck and pickups off my old axe, which has been sacrificed to the cause.
Old meets new
The basic shape
Once I'd decided on the shape (a kinda Dave Grohl / The Edge sort of guitar), I asked Jim the chippy for some tips on the joints. Overlapping with pegs was recommended, so I got the saw out and started cutting.
Each joint was better than the last
The first joint was a bit messy, but tidied up with the chisel. The second improved and by the third and fourth, I'd found the knack and they fitted snuggly. The basic shape was completed last night and the next step is to attach the neck.
The body frame on top of donor guitar.
Joints start bottom left and continue, improving, clockwise...
I'll post more as it progresses. In the meantime, here's some serious woodworking, the plans for a Nansen sledge.
A Nansen Sledge
More photos, and detailed sledge plans, here.