After six months, and lots of work, the day has come for final assembly. Thank God! This is the point in the project that you just want to be done, play the thing, and move on to the next project.
Now I’m not going to get into the complete step-by-step of how to wire this guitar’s pickups, as that can be found just about anywhere on the Internet. As a reference, I used this schematic, as found on the Seymour
The home stretch continues. Today, we’ll install the 7-String Floyd Rose tremolo bridge. You may recall from a previous post, we discussed installing the 7-string locking nut in the guitar’s neck. This isn’t quite as straightforward, but wasn’t that large
So here’s where it gets fun. This whole time, I’ve been calling this project the 7-String LED Guitar (LD-1), so now it’s time to step up. After all, if the LED lighting looks shitty, then I would just be left
We’re down to the home stretch on this guitar! You may remember the last post described how to install the Grover tuning machines and Floyd Rose locking nut into the 7-String neck. Today’s post will be brief, as there isn’t
It’s final assembly time for the LED 7-String guitar! In this first part of final assembly, I’m going to finish off the guitar neck. To do this, I need to do three things: Install the Grover Tuners Install the Floyd
So this was the part that I was very much not looking forward to. This is the first neck in which I will be drilling fresh mounting holes, and I sure didn’t want to mess it up! As it turns
It’s been about four weeks since the last time I sprayed lacquer, so the body and neck of the LED Guitar should be fully cured. It is important to wait a good amount of time, of else wet sanding will
Hey everyone – We are almost down to the home stretch on the LED Guitar project! This is the last bit of finishing that will be necessary, before final sanding / polishing and assembly. Today, I’ll cover how I finished
At this point in my build, I decided my white lacquer base-coat had dried enough for me to paint the multi-colored striping. Per my previous article, I finished a bare wood guitar body with a white tinted nitrocellulose lacquer finish.