First SG Build

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  1. Curt8771

    Curt8771 Active Member

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    I've started by modifying a CAD model I found on the internet. Since I'm using a bolt on design I am altering the lower scoop to be deeper for more fret access. Eventually I plan on using CNC to rout and perhaps cut out the general shape[​IMG] .
     
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    Without pics it didn't happen. You might make the body heavier to prevent neck dive.

    Some might poo-poo a bolt, but Taylors and Fenders have all been bolts for years.
     
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    Maybe leave the neck pickup out and make it a Junior?
     
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    That's as far as it's gotten yet haha. It's a school project so not much gets done at once.

    Interesting possibly. Was originally going to take pickups from my G-400 and stick a JB/Jazz combo in there. After hearing how JB's don't always like mahogany I may consider my options.
     
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    CNC toolpath is done, styrofoam test soon.
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    Bevels are going to be by hand. Any advice?
     
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    Take it real slow...

    Nice thread...
     
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    Ok I ran off the styrofoam a bit by I have an extra quarter inch on the wood. Need to make sure that it is exactly centered to when I rout the control cavity it isn't off center.
    [​IMG]
     
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    So is the styrofoam rout done with a CNC machine?
     
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    Yes it's a 12 ft (I believe) EZ Router.
     
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    Cool, since some of us here are gear heads, can you put up a photo of that beast in action?
     
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    When I test the cavity certainly.
     
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    Can you please put up the website where the CAD model is?
     
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    I'll see if I can find the website later. No action shots because something is wrong with zeroing the z axis. That means the pocket depths are wrong, will test again. Here's the larger router my school has, we also have a smaller one.
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    Wow... wish my school had this sort of kit.. thats nice!
     
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    [​IMG]
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    Putting the body on hold for a bit, started on the harness. Need to measure for correct placement but I've got the grounds and resistors in.
     
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    It was my first soldering in a long time, ok. :fingersx:
    I also wasn't able to remove all of the old solder from when I tried using a paperclip for the grounds.
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