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    Quote Originally Posted by Washout View Post
    Perhaps when the time comes (we both have projects to finish :) ) we could do a collaboration video as your machine's larger bed would save a lot of grief when it comes to cutting out the bodies.
    Another cool build. Looking forward to that one taking shape..!

    Wal.

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    Lives in Bewdley, Worcs, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 17 Hours Ago Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 385. Received thanks 24 times, giving thanks to others 64 times. Made a monetary donation to the upkeep of the community.
    Morning chaps,

    More progress - nitro lacquer going on in this vid i.e. colour at last:

    Last edited by Washout; 10-06-2016 at 08:20 AM.

  3. #53
    No doubt you have seen this guys work, but here it is for other forum members to be amazed at !

    http://www.carverdoug.com/guitars.html

    Cheers,

    Rob

    I wish I had your skill and patience Chris - I would love to build a Harpejji.
    It takes all sorts to make a world, I am just glad I am not one of them.

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    Lives in Bewdley, Worcs, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 17 Hours Ago Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 385. Received thanks 24 times, giving thanks to others 64 times. Made a monetary donation to the upkeep of the community.
    Hi Rob

    Yes I have seen those guitars - they're really nice.

    That Harpejji looks interesting and looks to be more 2D than a Fender design so should be doable if you can find a design/blueprint somewhere.

    Chris

  5. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by Washout View Post
    Hi Rob

    Yes I have seen those guitars - they're really nice.

    That Harpejji looks interesting and looks to be more 2D than a Fender design so should be doable if you can find a design/blueprint somewhere.

    Chris
    The Harpejji board should be simple on a CNC router, it is just a matter of getting the fret distances right. The formula is something like 1/17 of the remaining distance to the bridge (but I would check it out properly). Electronics are more of a problem, I think you will need a sustain circuit for each string and that, in turn, means individual pick-up coils. The Chapman Stick works on a similar principle.

    Cheers

    Rob
    It takes all sorts to make a world, I am just glad I am not one of them.

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    Lives in Bewdley, Worcs, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 17 Hours Ago Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 385. Received thanks 24 times, giving thanks to others 64 times. Made a monetary donation to the upkeep of the community.
    Yes makes sense - there's a couple of scale length/fret calculators out there (Stewmac and Manchester Guitar Tech iirc have them).

    I must look into Sustainers as well at some point - I'm guessing they are similar to my beloved e-bow?

    I've always fancied having a go on a Chapman Stick and didn't realise they use a separate pickup coil per string. That's very similar to the Gittler, which is another concept I've had in mind to incorporate into a guitar design.....so many ideas...so little time :)

  7. #57
    Quote Originally Posted by Washout View Post
    Yes makes sense - there's a couple of scale length/fret calculators out there (Stewmac and Manchester Guitar Tech iirc have them).

    I must look into Sustainers as well at some point - I'm guessing they are similar to my beloved e-bow?

    I've always fancied having a go on a Chapman Stick and didn't realise they use a separate pickup coil per string. That's very similar to the Gittler, which is another concept I've had in mind to incorporate into a guitar design.....so many ideas...so little time :)
    If you want to trigger MIDI you need separate coils like on the Shadow SH35. Roland do a similar pick-up, but I can't remember the model number. Otherwise I suppose you can get away with standard guitar pick-ups.

    My experience of MIDI guitar was a little fraught, to say the least, and I have the Shadow kit sitting on a shelf doing nothing for a number of years.

    Rob
    It takes all sorts to make a world, I am just glad I am not one of them.

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    Hi all,

    Some CNC for the Jaguars whilst I wait for the lacquer to harden:

    Part 15a - CAD/CAM



    Part 15b - Machining:


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    Lives in Bewdley, Worcs, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 17 Hours Ago Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 385. Received thanks 24 times, giving thanks to others 64 times. Made a monetary donation to the upkeep of the community.
    Hi all,

    Latest video in the Jaguar saga is up, but no CNC this time:



    So by way of compensation here's another scratchplate machining video and CAD/CAM walkthrough from another guitar project I'm getting to the end of:

    Fusion 360 CAD/CAM:



    Machining:


  10. #60
    Looking good Chris....Tele soon? 😋
    Neil...

    Build log...here

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