Paperguitar's Red Special

Wendigo

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So, a quick model for this summer: Bryan May's Red Special from paperguitar.com.

Building follows the same steps as other guitars and I will point out only the differences.

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No tabs, instead I used 1.5 mm cardboard.

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Wendigo

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The fretboard - I used 1 and 1.5 mm cardboard

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The neck and the bridges.

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Bridges and the parts for the tuning keys.
 

Wendigo

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The saddle is made from 2mm cardboard bricks (tiny ones :nuts:) and painted - sorry for the quality of the photos, it's because I used the supermacro function of the camera.

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This is how I made the strings: cut a thin strip of paper, fixed it (it's important to have a little tension for it to stay straight), pour superglue on it's length and when it's dry paint it. Only then can it be removed from the clams.

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The stand is made from soldered wire from paperclips and in the ends there is white glue (the one I use for papermodels).
 

2Kamser

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now if we could only find a to scale Brian May :D
immaculate build, just awsome
i have the Gibson LP on my build list, thanks for the inspiration
 

peter taft

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WOW ! now that's a COOOOOL guitar build - EXCELLENT work and a guitar worth doing :thumb:. I'd like to see a Gibson SG Cherry paper model too.
 

Wendigo

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Thank you guys for your input!
I remember not being so enthusiastic about the guitars given the fact they were made from so few parts but a couple of details here and there, details easy to do, and you've got some excellent models, in fact, the Red Special is the best model I've built so far. When I'll do the next one I'll use glossy photo paper - it'll have more detail in the textures :twisted:.