The Mahogany Body

I traced and cut the body shape from a piece of mahogany blank. As you can see, I also cut the electronics cavity hole.

Mahogany body cut to shape
Mahogany body cut to shape

 

Here I traced and cut the cavity templates with paper and traced them on the body. The cavities will reduce the weight of the overall guitar.

Cutting paper templates for cavities
Cutting paper templates for cavities

 

I used a drill-press with a Forstner bit to remove the majority of the wood from the traced outlines and then used a router to clean up the sides. Since these cavities will be hidden, I don’t need to be very accurate with the sides so I used the router free-hand.

Mahogany body with cavities
Mahogany body with cavities

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  1. There are two guitars I would love to get the plans for, this one and the schecterish looking one that is also in a neck pocket instructional..is that available, and if so how may I go about getting ahold of those…?

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