Woodwork Done

Martin sent through some pictures of the finished body and neck. Lovely!

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The Production Prototype

We’ve been working up the spec for the production prototype over the last few weeks. It’s going to have a lightweight African mahogany body with a figured maple cap, and mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and abalone dot inlays. The … Continue reading

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From 2D to 3D

The last couple of months have seen my 2D drawings go back and forward a few times between me and Martin. We’ve been discussing some of the finer points and making a few tweaks, ironing out some details of the … Continue reading

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Drawings Done

Things always take longer than intended. After several months of working on some new drawings for the CNC model, they’re finally ready to go. Partly the delay was due to me being very busy with my other work (the paying … Continue reading

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Next Steps

With my decision to change the surface contouring, I need to produce some new drawings so that Martin can modify the CNC model to produce a further prototype. I’m envisaging that this won’t actually become a guitar – we’ll just … Continue reading

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#2

I went over to Simon’s workshop the other day to collect guitar number two. This is a pre-production prototype I commissioned from him as a way of testing out our envisaged production process using CNC – although the guitars will … Continue reading

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Patents Granted

Good news. Just heard that my United States and Chinese design patent applications have been allowed. Nice birthday present

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Going Home

My SB-1 Prototype guitar went ‘home’ today. I’d arranged with Simon, who originally built it for me, to take it back to his workshop so he could strip it down and send it off to be CNC scanned in preparation … Continue reading

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A Small Setback

I received an email from my patent attorney the other day. Apparently the US Examiner has objected to my application because some of the drawings aren’t up to scratch. At least he didn’t object on the grounds of prior art, … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

Lots to do. I need make contact with the guitar magazines and try to get them to run some reviews or features on the guitar. I also need to start looking into endorsement opportunities. And I think it would be … Continue reading

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