Guitar building tips
Copying a guitar body
One possibility of getting a body outline would be to copy the
outline of an already-existing guitar - if you have one at hand,
that is, of course.
For correctly transferring the sometimes odd shapes of guitar
bodies onto paper you can use a simple jig: an oblique hole in a
block of wood takes a pencil and makes it possible to follow the
exact body outline.
Excerpt from the book Building Electric Guitars
A thought on copying:
I met J.J. Cale back in Nashville, and he's the guy
who really set me on track building guitars that where different
from everybody else's.
I remember I once built this real nice copy of a Gibson mandolin,
and when I showed it to John, he took one look at it and said,
"It's good all right, but why make a copy? It's only
gonna be as good as a Gibson, and there's an awful lot of them
Danny Ferrington, quoted from the book "Ferrington