No.01 – 2010


guitar No. 01

My first Guitar build, finished late Summer 2010.

  • body – walnut
  • top – plumtree (Zwetschge)
  • neck – 5-piece (plum – maple – walnut – maple – plum)
  • trussrod – 2-way
  • tuner/bridge – ABM headless single tuner
  • locking nut headpiece – selfmade, solid brass
  • pickups – EMG 40HZ
  • tone control – active state variable filter
  • scale – 26″ / 660mm
  • fretboard – plumtree, flat (like a classic guitar)
  • stringspacing – 8mm (head), 11,5mm (bridge)
  • frets – standard (2,2mm x 1,4mm)
  • strings – 0095 – 012 – 016 – 026 – 038 – 050 – 062 – 080

Canceled and discarded for playability reasons.

Lessons learned:

  • don’t design a guitar only by looks
  • keep the balance in mind
  • plan ahead!
  • Plum Tree (Zwetschge) is a very nice kind of wood