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My First CNC Guitar: a Sapele Telecaster

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Sapele Tele




This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Sapele TeleWith the CNC up and running it was time to try it out on my first guitar. I’d already decided the next would be a Telecaster thinline out of Sapele with a Maple cap. A “Sapele Tele.” I found a PDF online of a … Continue reading »






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Finishing Up the Body

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Sapele Tele




This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Sapele TeleOuch! When I was prepping to cut out the body on the CNC, I knew I didn’t have a long enough bit or enough Z height to cut the entire way through from the top. I considered cutting half-way through from the bottom first … Continue reading »






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Digital Abalone

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Sapele Tele




This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Sapele TeleFor this guitar I wanted to do something a bit different for the fret markers. Though I considered a somewhat elaborate inlay like the previous two, for this one I was thinking of something a bit simpler and unique. As I’m in software engineering … Continue reading »






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