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For flattening, you can do something very simple. Below is a pix of a variation on an exact width dado jig. With the opening a bit larger than the flattening bit, and side rails that hold your router fairly snug, but still able to slide freely, it will work for flattening. Pix of half inch shank bit is the type to use for flattening.

Been a very long time since I had anything to do with guitars, but I know that whatever the body is made of, you will need to make the neck of something like hard maple. The forces when you tune the strings will warp most softer woods.
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Hey Tom. Thank for the advice. It took me 1-2 Youtube videos to find out what the exact width dado jig does Does it have any advantages over a router sled for flattening?

Regarding the neck, I'm gonna cheat a bit here. I'm still not confident enough to make my own so for the first project, I'm using an ebay piece or probably one of the few I have laying around. But, yes, I reckon making the neck will be much more fun, so definitely I'm gonna try one with another project. And definitely maple (+ rosewood or mahogany for the fretboard).

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Originally Posted by sunnybob View Post
Remember to add the thickness of the template to the depth of the body.
You need a 1/2" router to do all that you say.
Thanks, Bob! Fair enough. I guess i'm going after a 1/2" router then.
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