I personally believe you should just sell the bodies. How much did all the Aluminum cost? If you make a design that works and get the program to the exact details. It would be all machine. For example if you completely remade one exactly how it is now. Wouldn't it just be machine and polishing time? Correct me if I am wrong.
Wow. Interesting to see how all that is done! What kind of tape are you using that would hold the body down while the robot thing is machining it? Hard to believe that tape would hold that well. Although I guess they use tape to partially hold on airplane wings, don't they?
So this is supposed to lower the resonant frequency of the guitar's tone as well?
"Jimi would be playing an HM Strat if he were still alive." Bob @ Genesis Recording Studios.
Beast, you're just not gonna let me alone until I make a full HM are you? I just might, but it will be two piece, not one.
One solid piece would be easy, but you'd have to pocket the whole rear of the guitar to be able to play it!
Bo, if you could either pocket everything from the front or back as long as the front(top) was one solid piece it would work to make it look as one solid piece. Even if there was a seam along the edge of the body after you put the two together, a good welder could make the body one piece later on.
I would gladly pay $4-500.00 for an aluminum HM body I could put one of my spare Steelers on. What a unique piece it would be. You'd see it on Antique's Roadshow in 2050. "Now this piece was made by a self taught luthier by the name of Bo Daggit of the North Dakota Daggits". Magic Pixie dust sound here. Price range=4.2 Billion Dollars.
The video you made of the 3 axis machining process was Oscar Award winning in my book. Bravo. Bravo. Encore. Encore.