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About This Course
Making a guitar neck to precise specifications is one of the toughest tasks that guitar makers face. It takes multiple steps using saws, routers, templates, belt and oscillating sanders, and drills, besides hand tools such as rasps and files. In this course, Bob Mizek of Roberts Luthiery takes you step-by-step through the CNC process to make a bolt on neck for electric guitars. Using Vectric V-Carve Pro or Vectric Aspire (Version 11.5 and higher) and the available downloadable Vectric files you’ll be able to make your own bolt on 25.5” (647.8mm) scale neck with offset peghead that will fit most guitars that accept Fender S-type necks. Two peghead profiles are included as well as a tutorial to create your own unique shape! In addition, as a bonus, a file to create a matching fretboard that aligns perfectly is included.
This class contains advanced material and is recommended for experienced Vectric users and guitar makers that have already purchased the CNC for Luthiers class also available through Lutherie Academy.
The course includes important considerations, such as:
- Order of machining operations
- Workholding methods
- Two sided machining
- Tool selection
- Feeds and speeds
- And much more!
Making a bolt on neck for electric guitars has never been easier!
I recently finished Bob Mizek’s “CNC for Luthier’s” and am about ½ way through the new course “Making an Electric Guitar Neck with CNC”. These are great courses. David