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Brett Saul
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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Ted Crocker told me about this place.
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Attempting to build my own box from cedar this week...

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My First Solid Body attempt

Posted on August 9, 2011 at 1:22pm 3 Comments

I thought I would try something new, and build a solid body electric guitar.  After a few nights of bedtime brainstorming, I had my design in my head.   I bought some poplar and cut 2 pieces 8 x 12 x3/4".  I don't have a router, so I had to be creative.  I figured I would use a solid piece for the back, and then cut out holes on the top half for pickup and volume control and jack, and glue them together.…


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At 5:14pm on October 21, 2011, Elmar Zeilhofer said…
Hi brett, thanks for friending :-)
At 9:12pm on May 7, 2011, Ted Crocker said…
Hi Brett, welcome to the Clubhouse! Glad you made it.

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