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(Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)
Thanks from me also, Gerry!
Many thanks for them CHEERS! Does anyone have a PDF plan of a Gibson Firebird that they could share ? would love this plan.
Thanks a ton for posting that; I think I'm going to make a poster of it, lol, it's gorgeous.
I like how the designer set all the angled headstocks to 13 degrees; I'm finalizing my decision on that very issue in my own design right now, and this only encourages me to go with 13, instead of 17 or 14.
Thought the forum might also like John Catto's work, which is attached; it's very popular on a couple of LP forums, and the measurements are reputed to be very accurate. I'll be referencing the headstock profile in my own design, with a few substantial changes.
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I have started a Telecaster(tm) style guitar and have the DXF and CamBam files up on my website at: http://www.cockrum.net/lutherie.html
Also, I'm looking for a 3D model of a Tele neck. If I can't find one then I'll try to model it myself.
I really need plans for Gibson Les Paul for AutoCAD if someone have some please post them
ok.... now you did it with that last pdf.... Im a woodhack drooling all over this CNC stuff and been playing guitar forever................ thanks!
I designed this guitar over many years and when I finally started the build I cut the neck and was in the middle of cutting the inlays for the fingerboard when my machine went down. That was in march and I hope to be able to start cutting again in the next month to six weeks. I have complete 3d models and if anyone is interested i'll post them for download. Everyone would have to agree to one file format and give me about a week to get everything ready for transfer. I will list the plans but ask that they are not used for commercial purposes because this was the product of years of work and research. It is a 25 1/8" scale length compound radius neck. The body is carved front and back and all hardware is modeled. The design would have to be modified for your bridge because the bridge in the pics is one I designed and will make when i'm finally able to produce them again. Judleroy
Sorry, SLPD, I don't share your dim view of Catto's work, and I'll take him at his word that he developed his measurements from real instruments.
Ok, I dont know CNC (yet) but I've been around guitars since the 60's and in those days no 2 were exactly alike for lots of reasons, but suffice it to say here, the mfg specs were, uh, not quite as tight as they probably are today.
I went to the intl luthier's guild conference outside Seattle, WA in the summer of 86, and sat through a full day of very technical analysis of ONE classical guitar. Fiber analysis, finish, precision dimensions, etc. That's reproducable.
If we're getting into snobbery here, then I suggest you fork over the mega bucks for a verifiable "golden oldie". If not, crank up those tubes and wail....!