Okay I did this as a bit of fun and to see what it plays like.

First you need to find yourself some nice wood.
Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Luckily I have access to some palete wood.

Select some nice pieces, defect and hole free if possible, these are not the one I used below.
Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK

So now you need to plane them all up flat, I used my drum sander seen later in this pictorial.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK

Now we need a copious amount of glue and as many clamps as you can find 7+ is a good number.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK

Wait Over 24 hours for the glue to cure.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Now we have our lovely body blank, granted not the nicest looking grain I've ever seen either.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Extranious wood trimed away.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Crank up the drum sander.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
make a pass

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Another

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
it's getting cleaner

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
and cleaner and flatter

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Bored yet? I was and I had a load more passes to go.
I should have planed it down to around 49mm before gluing it up.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Now we have a flat side lets do the other side and make them parallel.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
and a load of passes later, flat and thicknessed too.
Okay so what shall we cut? as I'm going to be playing it? ....... H-S it is.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
I think a superstrat RG style body with jem style features? yes.


Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Okay yes onto the bandsaw. remove some of this unecessary weight.


Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Onto the router.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Thats the main cuts on the back done.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Carves still to do.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Neck pocket for my Ibanez RG WIZARD neck . Route for my EDGE trem.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Got to have the tilt jack.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
We needed to loose more weight so I took the handle out. Also added the radius unlike most others replacement body makers, just one more thing their CNC's don't have time for in their busy lives to do.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK
Okay there's something missing? no there's something extra again....Weight!
Off to the CNC to have the claw done PROPERLY none of this 6 progressivly deeper step cuts from some of those cheap desktop CNC's bodies out there, sloped right in one fluid line, I just hope the wood cuts nice, has done so far.

Palete wood Guitar by area51 customs UK