[Free Model #4] paperguitar.com R330/340

Discussion in 'Everything else' started by Wendigo, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

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    Ok, let's put my skills to the test!

    I've chosen the R330/340 model from http://www.paperguitar.com because
    I want to modify it into a R360 and it seems to me that these models are similar. Why R360 - R.E.M.'s guitarist Peter Buck had one of those (on 09.09 that guitar was stolen after the band performed at Helsinki) and that's the aim for my model.

    First the recoloring:

    Attached Files:

  2. Toddlea

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    I'm glad to see someone is doing one of these. I have built one myself and they fit great. Don't forget to post your build in the Free Model #4 thread. Good Luck!
  3. outersketcher

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    I've been wanting to build one of those guitars for a while now. Will follow this with interest. Good luck!
  4. SEBRET

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    looks like a fun build, will watch.
  5. Wendigo

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    Building will follow the instructions steps.

    Step 1
    Joining the two body sides and then glued them to Body back (A)
    !look at all these tabs :oops:!
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    Step 2
    Parts 1-6 attached to Body Back (A). Since the interior is partly visible, part 3 has a wood pattern on the inside. Also, I added a part with the same texture on the bottom.
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  6. Wendigo

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    A close-up of the colored side of Part 5
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    Step 3
    Added Body top (A)
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  7. Wendigo

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    Continued

    Waiting for Body Back (B) to glue
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    And here are Body top(B) and Body back(B) in place
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  8. Wendigo

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    The tinny parts

    Step 4: Pickups, knobs and the bridge

    Those knobs were tedious for me!
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    Step 5: Pickguards

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  9. outersketcher

    outersketcher Illustrator, Tinker

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    heh... so... you gonna wire it for sound? ; )

    Looks good.
  10. Wendigo

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    Step 6: assembling the body top (c) and back(c) parts

    The top
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    The back
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    Step 7: The neck

    A test of one of the tuning keys - the cylinder is not yet glued on that axle!
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  11. Wendigo

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    Continuing the neck

    Somehow at that time I haven't understood the instructions quite clearly so I folded the paper in a wrong way but now it's not visible because I corrected that. The part right beneath the frets is reinforced with 1mm thick cardboard so that I could shape it easily.

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    Here are the tuning keys: the test one completed and the rest of the parts:

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  12. Wendigo

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    It's done...

    Tuning keys attached to the headstock

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    Pickguard, bridge, pickups, knorbs, a switch and the strings

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    The headstock revisited

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  13. Wendigo

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    The back and the neckjoint:

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    Here I wanted to get a picture of the wobbly strings:curse: but couldn't get the focus right:oops:

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    The model with the guitar stand...

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    ... and inside a display case

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  14. jaeike

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    Very nice build! What did you use for the strings?
  15. Elliott

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    Very nice Wendigo!! Great build of an unusual subject (at least here). Thanks for an interesting thread. Good luck in the contest.
  16. Wendigo

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    jaeike: The strings are made from zinc wire .6 mm diameter.

    Elliott: thank you for the wishes :wave: