Lots of times I thought about building a guitar and yesterday it happened. Several days ago I measure my Gibson SGJ and realized a 2D CAD shape... ... then, bought a maple plank, I divided this shape in four pieces because our homemade CNC machine is too small to cut the whole body. So these are the results: The plank thickness is 18mm, so my dad and I (the CNC machine isn't mine, so I don't know what parameter of speed, sensibility of the wood, create the G-Code and so on... I have to use with it, I asked him to help me with his creature) decided to cut twice the body and glue the two piece together. Yesterday we cut the two shapes, starting from the first, the one of the two pictures with the white background, and then moving the wood and cut the second shape. We did it twice. The starting section plank, the two leftside parts of the body and the remaining part: The thickness (not glueted): As soon as possible we'll cut the rightside of the body and I'll share the pics. I also thought about tone chambers to make the instrument lighter, so we probably cut the pieces again before glue them together. Something that worry me is the stability because I don't know if the two sides (right and left) can remain joint or the instrument will be like a cristal vase... This is just a project, I don't mind if the guitar will break and I'm not sure I'll install pick-ups on it. When I'm sure that the thing works, I'll buy a maogany plank and work on it, this is a cheaper one (maple), we didn't want to spend much on something we didn't (and still don't) know if we menage to complete it. So, this is enought for today, news will arrive as soon as possible.