TechArt Posted February 12, 2007 Report Share Posted February 12, 2007 I got this idea to do a carved back for the acoustic I'm working on...and I did the CNC work today. I'm really happy with the outcome, this back shape is really ergonomic - way more comfortable than the average 15' radius...! The wood is black walnut. This is carved out similar to the way you'd do an archtop - it is carved on the back as well as the front. It is about 1/4" thick at the peak and about 3/8" thick at the bottom of the carve. The bottom is milled flat so that I can glue it right to the kerfing/end blocks. As with the bridge I made the other day, I did all design work using Rhino.. I am going to assemble this one without bracing...I'm very interested to see what kind of sound I get out of this in the end. Here's a side view (sorry about the poor lighting) Here's a skew view of the back right off the CNC Here's a frontal view of the back right off the CNC Here's the frontal view sanded (it didn't take too long to knock the tool lines off) Fun stuff...I have a few ideas regarding inlay for this one but I haven't decided which design to go with. Let me know what you think of a flat top, carved back acoustic! Trev Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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