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Offline RICH

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Re: Custom Guitars
« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2014, 05:33:12 PM »
gd.marsh,
Finaly got around to taking the Martin plant tour. Very interesting. I was rather suprised with the amount of hand work that goes into making their guitars. Most of the cnc work is done for  major bulk parts like the necks and wood prep work and that is were a lot of the cnc machines are used. One must pay for that tour , it's a different tour than the free one. Anybody is in the neighborhood of Nazareth, Pa. I would recommend the tour and and look at the museum.

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Re: Custom Guitars
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2014, 06:38:24 PM »
Very cool Rich,

I have a good friend who also makes custom acoustic guitars .. very 'jig & hand work' oriented stuff.  Then on the other hand he does almost entirely 1-off pieces so no real need for CNC.
My son is still at it with the electrics & has recently made a pair using 'African Limba' or what is also called 'Korina' on the bodies.

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Re: Custom Guitars
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2014, 12:46:31 PM »
Rich, yep, that's a great little tour they have going over there........

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Re: Custom Guitars
« Reply #53 on: January 01, 2015, 06:01:21 PM »
How did you create the carved top

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« Reply #54 on: January 01, 2015, 07:15:25 PM »
The guitar body was modeled in AutoCad & Vectric Cut3D CAM software was used to create gcode.