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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anybody know someone who can route a guitar?

I have a guitar body that I need a neck cavity/bridge and electronics routed out. If anybody knows of someone who does a good job for a fair price please let me know. I don't want to ruin it because the wood and the body shapping have already cost me a pretty penny.
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Re: Anybody know someone who can route a guitar?

Why not just ask the person that cut the body? Routing is very easy, and a decent router doesn't cost that much. Just remember, measure twice--cut once.



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Why not just ask the person that cut the body? Routing is very easy, and a decent router doesn't cost that much. Just remember, measure twice--cut once.
They're a wood shop not a custom guitar shop. They don't have any templates or anything to go by. I need someone who has experience with this sort of thing
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Re: Anybody know someone who can route a guitar?

Why not do it youself? It's not rocket science, nor as in-depth as a refret. All you need is a pencil, T-square or 24 inch ruler, a router and router bit. You don't need templates either.



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Why not do it youself? It's not rocket science, nor as in-depth as a refret. All you need is a pencil, T-square or 24 inch ruler, a router and router bit. You don't need templates either.
First off I don't have any experience with wood working, secondly I don't have any tools and finally I talked to a guy at a custom shop and he said my best bet was to get it CNC'd becuz the slightest booboo on the neck cavity and you just ruined the guitar body. I think I'm gunna send it to warmoth after talking to a few people through PM
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Re: Anybody know someone who can route a guitar?

I don't know if I can route a guitar.. but I've ****ed a few! LOL!!!!!!
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Re: Anybody know someone who can route a guitar?

warmoth won't take it. they only work on bodies they produce in their shop. your best bet is probably to go to a few guitar shops in your area and ask if anyone knows any reputable luthiers in your area who could do competent routing. of course there are several luthiers who are on this forum, but most of them have many logged complaints against them (i had issues with 2 different ones for years before getting refunds). i will say courtney seems very reliable though and if i had cash for a project (i still have one that needs finishing) she would be the one i'd go with.
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Re: Anybody know someone who can route a guitar?

There's no reason the shop that made the body can't do it. They don't need a template, just measurements. Wood work is wood work, as for a good job at a "fair" price, generally you can have good work or cheap work, not both.
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