bodies

product rdf: 

Solid_body

Göldo

Göldo has its origins in 1978 when German guitar designer Dieter Gölsdorf created Rockinger Guitars as a parts sales company. He then launched the guitar brand Duesenberg in 1986 and Formentera Guitars in 1987.  In 1991 internal differences led to a sale of Formentera shares and change of ownership at Rockinger. The Göldo was launched in 1991 as company focused on wholesale, production, import, distribution and export of its own and outsourced components to dealers and guitar manufacturers. Göldo is a wholesaler only and does not sell directly to customers.

Source: Göldo website (28 June 2019)

Marconi LAB

Marconi LAB is an Italian guitar and bass maker, located in Cureggio in the Novara province. Marconi LAB was a traditional luthiery workshop for ten years before launching their website in 2011. Their website connects customers directly with Marconi with quotes for custom instruments generated in real time. Questions or clarifications are answered directly by David Torriani & Guido Brancalion luthiers of Liuteria Marconi. As well as complete instruments they offer necks and bodies.

Source: Marconi LAB website (12 May 2019)

MJT

MJT is run by Mark and Matt Jenny who specialize in reproducing classic old laquer finishes. They use thin nitrocellulose finishes in the same colors used by Fender from 1950 to 1965 and a use relicing process to give necks and bodies a worn vintage look. MJT can provide bodies, necks, kits or completed guitars or basses; typically in Fender style.

Source: MJT website (6 June 2018)

Mighty Mite

Mighty Mite was founded in 1974 by Randy Zacuto in Camarillo, California as a supplier of replacement pickups and bridges for guitars and basses. The Mighty Mite brand was bought by Jack Westheimer in 1982 and it was reintroduced by Westheimer Corporation in 1991 as a supplier of replacement guitar necks, bodies and other parts. 

Source: Mighty Mite catalogs

Source: Mighty Mite website (21 May 2018)

Hines

Danny Hines Custom Guitars was established in 2007 as a supplier of custom aged guitars (typically Fender style), bodies, necks and parts.

Source: Danny Hines Custom Guitars website

Boogie Bodies

Boogie Bodies was founded in 1976 by Ken Warmoth and Lynn Ellsworth and was one of the first suppliers of replacement guitar bodies and necks. Warmoth left the company in 1980 to found the Warmoth brand.

HOSCO

Established in 1983 HOSCO (Hosokawa and Co.) are mainly a distributor, but they also create original musical instrument related products for factories, distributors and repairmen.
 

TENAYO

Tenayo is a Korean/Chinese brand with a full range of instruments and accessories. They make some interesting models including the Koyabu 12 string tap guitar and a budget version of the Yamaha silent guitar. The German Thomann company is a major distributer of Tenayo instruments. The tap guitars are available from http://tap-guitar.eu/

Fit limit and home switches

Project: 

Instructions: 

HEALTH WARNING - THE LIMIT SWITCHES IN THE PICTURES ARE MOUNTED BACKWARDS - they would be safer facing the other way. Photos will be changed ASAP.

The limit switches are microswitches which signal when the machine has reached its limits of travel. The controlling program will then stop the machine to prevent damage.

Concrete guitar

warmothconcrete.jpg

I found this one while browsing Guitar Blog , a fertile source for lovers of weird and bizarre guitars. This is a one-off concrete bodied guitar made by Parker Sloan. He made the body himself, by casting the body in a mold. The neck and other parts are from Warmoth. The whole thing weighs 7.5 lbs. Parker is pleased with the tone, a unique sound with surpirsing resonance.

Choose a stepper motor and leadscrew

Project: 

Instructions: 

This router uses 3 stepper motors directly attached to 3 long threaded rods (leadscrews) to move the platforms and gantry. I have not bought any stepper motors or drivers for this project yet. The materials so far have been very cheap, but adding stepper motors, drivers and their power supply will cost around £200. I need to see whether I can make the rest of the machine, before I spend a lot money.

Choose your CNC machine and get some plans

Project: 

Instructions: 

There are a number of plans for DIY CNC machines out there, some free and some available for a small price. I chose to make the JGRO 3-axis router table, which can cut wood or plastic. This machine should be large enough for most guitar wood-working and the plans freely available from cnczone . A major reason for choosing this design is the support available from the forum at www.cnczone.com.

Build a home made CNC machine (JGRO router)

JGRO.JPG

This project describes how to make a CNC (computer numerical control) machine that could be used to make guitar parts. CNC may not always be the most efficient way to make guitar parts (a band saw and pin router is often the most sensible way to do guitar woodwork) but they are a flexible way to convert complicated 3D computer designs into reality. A good discussion about the role of CNC in guitar making was posted over at project guitar .

project categories: 

level of difficulty: 

product type: 

tags: 

Warmoth

Warmoth Guitar Products, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of electric guitar and bass parts, especially for small scale manufacturers, custom builders, and amateur constructors.

Warmoth makes guitar and bass parts to the specifications of the customer. You can choose from various styles of guitar including Stratocaster and Telecaster, and various styles of bass including J-Bass and P-Bass. Unique choices in materials and construction are available for all parts of the guitar, but you will have to assemble them yourself as they don't sell complete instruments. You can see guitars and basses made from Warmoth parts in the photo gallery on their web site

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - bodies