Paperguitar's Red Special

Discussion in 'Everything else' started by Wendigo, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

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

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

    No tabs, instead I used 1.5 mm cardboard.


    The two parts are united. Also you can see the switches prior to separation. DSCF0010.JPG DSCF0011.JPG DSCF0012.JPG
  2. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    The fretboard - I used 1 and 1.5 mm cardboard

    The neck and the bridges.

    Bridges and the parts for the tuning keys.
  3. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member


    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.

    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.

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

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  7. Sippy

    Sippy New Member

    this looks so real, your work is amazing
  8. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

    Phenomenal work!!
  9. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Fracking AWESOME!
  10. 2Kamser

    2Kamser New Member

    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
  11. peter taft

    peter taft Senior Member

    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.

    HARDICE New Member

    WOW That is Amazing, it does look Soooo real
  13. edwincito

    edwincito New Member

    Great work, really amazing finish.
  14. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Active Member

    SWEET! I like that a LOT!
  15. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    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:.
  16. rdajunior95

    rdajunior95 New Member

    It looks so good!

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