Double-cut Build

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Wizzer, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Wizzer

    Wizzer Squier-holic

    Jul 12, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    We started a build for touring musician Ward Davis. Check him out if you've never heard of him. Good stuff.

    He was in Phoenix recently on tour with Cody Jinks, so my buddy met up with him after his set. I had to be at my boy's school that night, but from what my buddy says, Ward is a really laid back cat. Super nice guy.

    I've gone back and forth with him via text to find out what exactly he wanted. In the end he decided on a semi-hollow, mahogany front and back, ash middle, two f-holes, two humbuckers, one volume, one tone, with a toggle switch.

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  2. Wizzer

    Wizzer Squier-holic

    Jul 12, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Hollowed out the cavities with a forstner bit like we always do, then roughed it out with a saw before routing.

    Oh, yeah...we painted a big-ass Eric Church mural on the wall of the shop. 1518539557314.jpg 1518539562756.jpg 1518539569243.jpg 1518539574843.jpg
     
  3. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

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    Feb 16, 2017
    Palmetto,FL
    Very cool ! How did you cut the f holes ?
     
  4. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    When you're building custom jobs for touring pros, you know you have arrived! Congrats, Wizzer! Looking forward to watching this build and learning more, as I always do from your threads!

    Anybody else notice the shelf full of bodies in progress in the photo above!
     
  5. Wizzer

    Wizzer Squier-holic

    Jul 12, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    I've got a '69 Thinline Tele template with an f-hole cut out of it. I drill out as much as I can to make it easier for the router, stick the template on with double-sided tape, then route it with a thin trim router bit with a bearing. For the right side f-hole, I had to flip the template, then measure about six times to make sure it mirrored the one on the left.

    I'm working on coming up with my own f-hole design, but for this one I just went with what I had.
     
  6. Wizzer

    Wizzer Squier-holic

    Jul 12, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Thanks, buddy.

    There are a lot of projects in the works. This isn't even all of them.

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  7. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    yes drool drool drool ........................
     
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  8. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

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    Feb 16, 2017
    Palmetto,FL
    It looks so good I thought maybe you had a laser or something .
     
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    Matt Shevell Squier-Meister

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  10. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

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    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    Way to go Wizzer! Awesome work!
     
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  11. edchavez

    edchavez Squier-Meister

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    May 2, 2013
    Arkansas
    Cool!!! Ward is awesome...so is Cody!!
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