Hollow-body electric guitar

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Re: Hollow-body electric guitar

Postby Chris_G » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:38 pm

Hi,
Time to close this topic with some pictures of the real guitar.

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Next one will probably be an acoustic ...
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Re: Hollow-body electric guitar

Postby chrisb » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:54 pm

Great!
Where is the link to an audio file?
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Re: Hollow-body electric guitar

Postby Jee-Bee » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:22 am

chrisb wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Where is the link to an audio file?
Never end with pictures :D
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Re: Hollow-body electric guitar

Postby NormandC » Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:16 pm

Chris,

Gorgeous work. I sure would like to hear what it sounds like too :D

I'm partial to lutherie guitars, I just don't have the skill (nor the money :D ) to justify having one.

Let's see if I can figure out the woods you used:
  • Guitar top and sides are koa (acacia koa)
  • Guitar back and neck are sapele (as I doubt it's still possible to procure mahogany?!?)
Am I right? Do I win? (the guitar) :D

Edit: I just realized that the OM guitar DXF blueprint I downloaded years ago was from your website! Thanks for sharing your work!
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Re: Hollow-body electric guitar

Postby Chris_G » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:09 pm

NormandC wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:16 pm
Let's see if I can figure out the woods you used:

Guitar top and sides are koa (acacia koa)
Guitar back and neck are sapele (as I doubt it's still possible to procure mahogany?!?)
The body is made of 2 pieces of wood :
- the top is indeed koa
- the back and sides are one hollowed piece of khaya ( often called african mahogany )
The neck is khaya too
Sapele looks pretty much like khaya, but heavier ( and quite a pain to bend and plane ).
It is probably still possible to get mahogany, although its trade is becoming more restricted.
I have not bought any mahogany for some years since I have some in stock.
NormandC wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:16 pm
Am I right? Do I win? (the guitar) :D
That was not far, but ... no :D
NormandC wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:16 pm
Edit: I just realized that the OM guitar DXF blueprint I downloaded years ago was from your website! Thanks for sharing your work!
I am not surprised, since I don't think there is that many free guitar plans available (most are for sale).
That was the time when I discovered technical drawing ( with QCAD 2.0.5 community edition ).
Time has passed by, I discovered FreeCAD, and 3D modelling is a new exciting challenge ...
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Re: Hollow-body electric guitar

Postby Thearod » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:00 am

I'm a bit too late for this discussion I guess, but thanks for sharing your model, I also had a look at it, even though you posted it way back in December. Impressive one, indeed. And thanks for sharing your process as well. The surfaces do look difficult to model. Have you been struggling much with those?
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Re: Hollow-body electric guitar

Postby rakela » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:00 am

amazing job ! thanks for sharing Chris_G
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Re: Hollow-body electric guitar

Postby OficineRobotica » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:32 am

:shock: WOW.....beautiful. It is so nice to see objects come to real life out of a FC design.
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Re: Hollow-body electric guitar

Postby blaked » Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:00 pm

Amazing! I'm facing same problems with the headstock, I guess I have to watch macro with FC