Big Blue Saw Blog
- Parent Category: Big Blue Saw Blog
- Created: Thursday, 07 September 2017 21:29
- Written by Simon Arthur
To create something that's a marvel of functionality and beauty takes time. In fact, one customer let us know that he had recently completed a project using parts we waterjet cut for him all the way back in 2011. James Jamison finally finished the electric guitar you see here, and it's a beauty!
Here's what he had to say about this project:
The shape is based on a slimmed down 1960's Höfner Verythin guitar that I used to have. I traced a photo in CAD and then sent it off to you.
It was a very slow build it as it's not anywhere near a standard guitar. I did a lot of thinking and assembling / disassembling as I was building it.
The top and back were done freehand with a polished ball peen hammer against a wooden board. I made a simple uke as a prototype to work out the technique. It's tricky, as every strike makes a divot, but also twists the sheet. Half of the pounding is taking the twist out.
Electrically it sounds great, just the same as any electric guitar. I've also got a microphone inside that I can mix into the output. The microphone system needs work. Currently it's really great at making feedback at the resonant frequency of the metal top.