Quick update - cut the control and switch cavities and cover recesses in the back. Always relieved to see the wire channel in the right spot.
Got around to cutting the fret board. We're using hard maple trap inlays with a rosewood fret board with maple binding. Cut a small piece of maple and thicknessed on the CNC machine.
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then cut the trap inlays.
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routed the inlay pockets and glued the inlays into the flat board. I left it on the CNC machine and will radius and slot after the glue dries.
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and finshed up. I love using wood as inlay material because you can cut it almost exactly the same size. The glue makes the wood expand and you get great gapless inlays.
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You think that is mad? Look at this - angled fixture to hold a Les Paul body at the correct angle to route the neck and pup routes.
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and this one is every crazier! - compound angle to cut the secondary control route for the underside of the cavity to match the top carve of a vintage LP. This one is gonna take a bit more time.
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Oh I hear that. I'd shudder to think of what a real price would be including all your time and materials alone, forget about the programming and research et cetera.I'm not so sure. I would hate to keep track of the amount of time I have spent on this. Oh well. What else can I do in my spare time?
What's ridiculous? The Honduran Mahogany body blank alone is $200. When I tell people I build guitars they say, hey can you build me one for $100. Can't go by what Walmart and Bestbuy for prices.Now that you have the angles right, you might make a few bucks doing them. Be lots (some?) of demand for made to order, at better quality woods etc than the import choices. At the right $, I’d buy something like this, unfinished to throw in/on my own choices. Warmoth is ridiculous these days.