I’m excited to share my Taylor T3/B inspired built. Before we go into details… pics!
This guitar features a mahogany/walnut body, flame maple top, walnut neck, and ebony fingerboard. I used an X-Carve 1000mm for all body/top carving, hogging out the body. cutting out the neck/fretboard, marking fret slots, and cutting inlays. Obviously a ton of non-CNC work as well (headstock scarf joint, sanding, binding, scraping, fret sawing, etc).
I actually cut out the neck first so I could visualize the final guitar:
After sawing fret slots and working out the inlays:
Hogged out the body and testing the top before cutting out and sanding:
Cut out and ready to start the real magic!
Fretboard cleaned up:
Binding applied, final test before electronics setup and glue-up:
Stringing it up for the first time to see how bad the frets needed leveling. Spoiler alert: really bad.
About 6 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Urethane
And finally… my dad taking her for a spin! As silly as it sounds… I actually can’t play