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Make an Electric Guitar Using the CNC Router

Presented by Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) at Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN), Bainbridge Island WA

Aug 12 - 16 2019
Make an Electric Guitar Using the CNC Router

Build a classic Fender-style electric guitar using modern digital design tools and BARN’s CNC router

In this five-session class, you will start with traditional paper plans of a guitar body. You will get an introduction to Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) using Fusion 360. Then you will use those skills to create a 3D model of the guitar using the printed plans for guidance. You will use Computer-Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) features to choose tools and tool paths to make the guitar body on a 3-axis CNC router.

You will simulate creating your guitar on the computer, but to ensure that you end up with a playable instrument, the class will then go through the same processes using a proven design: a version of a Fender Telecaster Thinline (semi-hollow) guitar.

Next, we will discuss tonewood and pickup choices. You will learn how traditional luthiers make their design choices.

Finally, we will cut guitar bodies on the CNC router with locally-sourced wood. You’ll also use the drill press, router table, and Festool random-orbit sander.  as you complete your guitar.

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Find more information and register by clicking on the ticket link or call the registrar at 206-842-4475 x216. Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.


Contact: 206-842-4475 x216


Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)

8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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Free parking is available onsite.


    • Wheelchair Access

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