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

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

  1. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    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

    Toddlea Member

    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

    outersketcher Illustrator, Tinker

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

    SEBRET Member

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

    Wendigo Member

    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

    Wendigo Member

    A close-up of the colored side of Part 5

    Step 3
    Added Body top (A)
  7. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member


    Waiting for Body Back (B) to glue

    And here are Body top(B) and Body back(B) in place
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  8. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    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

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

    Looks good.
  10. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

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

    The top

    The back

    Step 7: The neck

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

    Wendigo Member

    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:

  12. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    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

    Wendigo Member

    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:


    The model with the guitar stand...

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    ... and inside a display case

  14. jaeike

    jaeike Member

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

    Elliott Senior Member

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

    Wendigo Member

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

    Elliott: thank you for the wishes :wave:

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