Saturday, March 3, 2012

Plumbing An Electric Guitar

The photos below show how I plumb a solid body electric guitar for wiring. Oh, and don't forget, you can download the plans by clicking here for this guitar and the double cutaway version FREE during the month of March.

To drill the jack hole, I start by using a 7/8" Forstner bit and drill about 1/8" into the side of the body.

Next, I drill out the wood with a regular 1/2" bit to make it easier for the Forstner bit  to drill  into the control cavity.

To run the neck pickup's wires through the bridge pickup cavity and into the control cavity, I drill a 1/4" hole with an 18" long bit from the neck cavity all the way into the bridge pickup's cavity.

Finally, I drill another 1/4" hole with the same long bit from the bridge pickup's cavity down into the control cavity.

To make the slot for the 5-way lever switch, I used a 1/8" straight cut bit in my router.

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