Originally Posted by guitarbuilder
Looks good ! I think I'd use a bit larger radius on the German carve part....just my opinion.... :-). I don't know if the rendering is causing it to look sharper inside than it really is.
I was thinking 1/2" maple top over the structure of poplar (or cheap wood), and using 1/2" radius cove bit. The top edge is sharp, might hand relieve it after I actually build; but that's the way I remember it.
I don't think the original guitar had any truss rod in the neck, but the new ones have TR's, so I have designed for that. This is a really tough type of model, but after fussing with it for about 40 hours, I think I might have the basics figured out. It's easier to build out of wood, than in 3D, I think. The transitions of the neck are a bugger, and the fillets of the German carve were a trick. Let me know if you want the 3dm file - I'll send it to you and you can play with it.
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