Step by step instructions on how to make a solid body guitar on the CNC using parts from a cheap Epiphone Les Paul. I purchased my Epiphone Les Paul online for only $120 just to gut it for the electronics, hardware and neck. I used some 8/4 ash for the body and carved out the neck pocket, pickup and electronics cavities on the X-Carve CNC. With an angle grinder and TurboPlane blade I did some final shaping. The pick guard, headstock laminate and truss rod cover was also cut out on the X-Carve CNC using carbide bits from ToolsToday. I’m very please with this guitar build and plan on filming a follow-up video answering your questions as well as discuss what I’d do differently for the next guitar build.
- KenCraft Hardwoods
- ToolsToday CNC Bits: Amana Tool set #AMS-132
- Epiphone Les Paul Special
- Bosch Angle Grunder
- Arbortech Turbo Plane
- Pickguard Material – White – 3-ply
- Matte Black on Gold Acrylic Sheet
- Guitar Bridge
- Guitar Knobs
- Solder Sleeves
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