The guitar is almost complete, right? All that's lacking is some wood.
Not exactly. I can see the following steps ahead of me:
- Plan exact geometry of the T-beam.
- Decide/calculate placement of bridge and pickups
- Cut and route top flange
- Cut and route bottom flange
- Bolt and epoxy glue the two flanges together.
- Cut fingerboard and epoxy glue it to top flange.
- Mount frets.
- Design and make locking nut from a piece of brass.
- Level and dress frets.
- Drill holes for bridge and mount bridge
- Put on strings, test how much too high the action is.
- Route recess for lowering bridge.
- Cut wood for neck and body
- Sand wood parts
- Stain and oil wood (I'll probably use spruce for the first version, but I'd like it to look like walnut).
- Mount wood parts.
- Wire electronics (pickups, pots and jack).
- Mount electronics.
- Mount strings.
- Play some more.
I guess it'll take more than just a couple of months before this can actually be called a guitar. That's all right. I'm not in a hurry.