Poplar may be a good practice piece, but won't hold up to strings. It's usually not hard enough.
This was just to test cut to verify the G-code and not meant to be used on a guitar. Sorry, thought I made that clear in the OP.Poplar may be a good practice piece, but won't hold up to strings. It's usually not hard enough.
Thanks, David.I keep saying I want to try cutting a fingerboard on the CNC, Ed, but have yet to do it. What guitar will this go on? Your test looks good, btw.
He said overall thickness of the body is 40mm with the Spalted Maple top being about 11mm or 7/16" at the thickest point. Here's the description he sent with the pics: "Spalted Maple Burl Top. Black Limba Back. Maple/Wenge 5 Piece Neck. Gaboon Ebony Fingerboard. Geppetto Guitars Pickups. 2 volume, 1 tone. Hipshot Kickass Bridge. Hipshot tuners. Turquoise inlays. Odies Oil finish."That is gorgeous!! How thick is the top cap and what wood is that? In the third photo on the deck it appears to be the full thickness of the body but the back is clearly a different wood.
Thanks for the explanation; makes sense to me. The board I cut wasn't for the electric bass, more of a general proof of concept. lol It's a parametric design that can be easily modified for any radius, compound or single, and for any length and scale. I don't know what angle(s) he used on the bass, but it seems like a very long neck, which I guess you need on a bass.Now on the electric bass with 12" and 20" it might be more noticeable, but 14" and 18" is just very slight. At least it is to me.
Thanks James. I'll pass that along to the builder.Most beautiful guitar I have seen in a long time. James jj777746