Introducing the SG-Style Guitar Build

June 4, 2013

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here and for anyone who still checks this blog for updates, it’s finally happened: I’m going to post again, frequently.

This blog has been the home of the computer case build for many years and since I haven’t the desire or patience to create a new page, I’m going to make this blog the new home of my custom solid-body electric guitar build.

Over the course of this summer, and likely spring as well, I’m going to try my best to document the construction of a Gibson SG style electric guitar. This is my first attempt at such a thing and I’m hoping that my skills in furniture building and cabinetmaking can help me accomplish my goal of creating a one-of-a-kind SG style guitar.

I’ll be using traditional building materials, like African mahogany for the body and neck, with a rosewood fingerboard. I’m going a little outside the box though and will be applying a burled sequoia top and will be carving it slightly. I’m hoping that this turns out like a mix between a Les Paul and an SG, so we’ll see in the end if I’ve realized my vision.

I’ll be using the following top, pictured here on top of the 1 piece 6/4 mahogany body blank.

Burled Sequoia top cap

African mahogany body blank

I have a set of plans to work from but I’ll be doing a lot of this for the first time and on the fly, using some internet resources and a guide book for some things. I’m most dreading the fret work as it seems to be a really finicky task.

Stay tuned for some more posts chronicling this build and wish me luck!



Samsung LN32C550 Review

May 3, 2010

This isn’t my standard sort of thing to post, but after trying to post my review on countless sites, they all want me to sign up (and thus receive a shit-ton of spam) for their sites, and they don’t want a full fledged review; this just want a garbage 500 character synopsis that would never get the point across; ever.

With that in mind, I’ve decided to post my review on my site.

I recently purchased a 32″ Samsung LN32C550 HDTV and what follows is my very in depth review of the TV.

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Digital Overload 2010 Winner!

March 13, 2010

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve done anything with the blog, and I apologize to anyone who was checking the site waiting for an update.

In the months since the completion of the case, not a lot has gone on with regards to it, but I do have one gigantic piece of news that I am very excited about:

The wooden case won the case modification competition at Digital Overload 2010! There was some stiff competition, especially from an acrylic case with (get this) saw blades attached to it! My wooden case was a bit weary about sitting next to such an opponent, but the case played nice and didn’t cut up the wooden one.

Click the read link to see some pictures and some video!

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The Computer Case, Day 42

December 15, 2009

Another video tour, this time with the case completely finished.

This means that this blog is drawing to a close once I update a few of the pages with some more professional pictures and maybe an HD video. I just want to thank all of those that followed this build so much. I’ll be updating if this thing ever gets entered into a competition, or wins one!

The Computer Case; Day 41.5

December 14, 2009

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now.

Video tour!

The Computer Case; Day 41

December 13, 2009

I’m sorry about the long wait; I’ve been doing all sort of other things this weekend and the computer case kind of got put on the back burner.

This post is a short one to tide you over until later tonight when I write a bigger one. I got the majority of the case put together the other day, so here are the pictures of that.

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The Computer Case; Day 40

December 8, 2009

It’s finished!



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