newb non player wants to build a "Jaz" guitar for Jaz sax playing son

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    This better?
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    Consider reinforcing the jack hole if you are going to put it in the side
     
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    Taking everything you all say into account. I know it still needs wire channels but I will do those after I get the humbuckers and know how deep those pockets need to be.
    Here is after re-enforcing and creating an access space on the back.
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    Better but the location of the thickened area for the forward strap button looks like it is located a little high. And like Freeman suggests, add some thickness where the Jack goes. If it was me, I would go with at least a 1/2" wall in all the other areas when I get a moment I will check what I normally use when I do my thinline routes.
     
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    I agree with Freeman, the walls should be probably 3/8" thick all the way around minimum, and about 3/4"-1" at the locations for the strap buttons. Put an access in from the rear, and recess the cover for it. It will make wiring much easier.
     
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    You actually have to draw it in your mesh/lines,convert it to code,run a test THEN let it do it for you. CNC is about production, not ease of build
     
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    one last picture for today.
    Walls are all .5 thick now and 3/4 by the buttons
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    Ignore those odd lines. Drawing remnants. wont be cut.
     
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    What do you mean buy layered? Top and bottom cut separately or?
     
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    Yes, but specifically how the interior of the top layer is illustrated. It's possible to get an arch-top effect with good CAM...route inside first; flip and contour top to suit.
     
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    Thanks Jim.
     
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    Would this be a good electronics kit for this guitar if I wanted tone and volume for each pickup?
    Thanks
     
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    Yes very good KITS, it matters which you use. I don't like thinning a top much so I use long shaft pots. Make your own choice on the top but use pots that match
     
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    ^^^^ That is the one I use on my 2V2T guitars, as Dave says make sure the pot shafts are the correct length for your top. That is the deep switch that we talked about before, it needs a cavity almost an inch deep.

    If you look thru the wiring instructions that come with it (the switch I think) it shows an option that lets you have the switch in the middle (blend) position and control each pickup individually - with standard LP wiring if you turn one all the way off it kills both, this allows you to truly blend. I use that most of the time, mostly neck with just a bit of bridge added.
     
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    I'm liking this better - your last one looked marginal for doing a round over (normally a tele is 0.125R but your previous rendering looked like more). Your previous one definitely didn't have enough meat if you planned to bind it. Here are three of my chambered guitars - wall thicknesses are somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4, all of these were bound

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    All of them got 1/4 to 5/8 drop tops. The LP (second) could have definitely been thinner walls - if I ever do one again I'll make it more like the tele
     
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    For the love of God, buy a guitar and let him see if he can and will play. That's the way of the world. $200 Epiphone semi hollow 335 style used on Facebook Craigslist Pawn Shop Guitar Center. Yes, it will have been made in China.
     
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    NO NO NO. It's "I've got a cnc, I made some signs and stuff with it, what can I do next? Oh, yeah, lets make a guitar"

    I actually saw this with a good friend (and he does play, a little). Called me one day and said "if I make a les paul on my cnc will you help me put it together?" That was two years ago, I still haven't seen the les paul.

    I was the one who first saw Bruce at another forum, where I was pretty sure he wasn't going to get any help (however they do have a whole sub forum on cnc's in lutherie). I suggested that he ask over here. Its been an interesting ride.
     
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    Another thing unrelated to the thread, but... That has got to be the most satisfying thing when you finally lay the back of the guitar body on top of the rest of the body.
     
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    Freeman you nailed it on the head. I have always loved building stuff and this is a step in the journey. If it does not work then I just learned a whole lot about CAD and CNC and guitars. If it plays well but my son does not then I can sell it. It WILL look cool. Maybe it will just go on the wall. Never been one to do something without a ton of research first. Some of you are tired of this thread and I am sorry for that but I will complete this. I ordered the neck yesterday.
    Again, thanks for all your help.
     
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