rto Posted January 29, 2008 Report Share Posted January 29, 2008 (edited) So my woodshop class starts next week and i badly want to build an archtop or acoustic but the one thing thats holding me back is the side bending... Everytime i see pictures of the process (with a heated pipe) i get somewhat discouraged becuse it looks like it would be insanely difficult to get the sides to actually match and fit the top/bottom. So if someone with experience doing this could expand on it, that would be helpful. Also, i was wondering, in this pic - http://www.cpthorntonguitars.com/images/sh...hrough-Neck.jpg I know that^ is only semi-hollow but it looks like the sides are cut out on a band saw or router? Would that be an alternative to bending sides for an archtop? If it is that would make my build a hell of a lot easier. Edited January 29, 2008 by rto Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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