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So this is my first "real" build after my foray into the land of make believe (as many of you likely think) when I modded a squire with my thermoformed acrylic face called the "Dichrocaster". I am teaming up with a very well respected local luthier to make my necks and bodies for the next few guitars, and want to make his job a bit easier considering my non-traditional approach. My big questions are about using a type of elliptical cross section to the body design for two reasons: Lessen the weight of the guitar to counter for the 1/4" acrylic face, and to add another dimension
Hola! I originally introduced the idea of a compound scarfing jig waaaay back in something like 2007-2008. A few people around ProjectGuitar.com have successfully used the idea, and a few people around the interwebs have taken it on also....some clearly took it directly (including images and zero credit) however convergent evolution means it would surface of itself at some point anyway. It's all cool. Rising tides floating all boats and that. The idea was based off the established idea of a router scarfing jig, but improved to allow for twisted headstocks and even string pull for mul
Before we get started let me just say if you have never attempted an inlay before, practice a few times using a spare piece of wood such as a 2x4, this particular method uses clear acrylic sheet for the main material on top which can be purchased in sheets for a few dollars and will render enough material to do this several times over so take your time and practice. My method may not be the same as others and your results may vary but it works for me! You will also need to have all of the frets off of your board unless you plan on spending the next year or so doing fine detail sanding between