#1
I was making these two hollow body arch tops for a couple projects I was into, one was going to be a lefty quilt maple top acoustic electric I was building for a friend but he decided he didn't have the dough to have it finished the other was just something I wanted to try out for myself. I might make the left a double cutaway and make it a right handed guitar for myself. I really love the grain. These are the first attempts I have ever tried to build this type of guitar all my other projects/customs were solid bodies. I was wondering how hard it would be to make the quilt top into a semi hollow body? I kind of have an idea about what I can do but can't find much info out there.



They are still pretty much rough cut and need a little more work.

Thanks
John
#2
Pretty.
Very pretty.


EDIT: I can't really answer your question though.
But you get a free bump out of this.
#3
if you want a semi hollow guitar and that top you have to route out from the bottom and then buy another cap and stick it on there
#4
trace the shape of the body you want onto your top, and transpose that onto a full-size body blank. cut our your body from the blank. from there, leave about half an inch around the outside, and rout out your marked cavities. you can pre-wire your electronics, and glue the top on (supreme style) without an elevctronics cavity on the rear.
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Shwiggity.
#5
Thanks guys for the great suggestions. I have no problem building solid body guitars and I thought of Gibson and they way thay make a chambered guitar body. But like I said before this is a new ball game for me. I can't wait to put a finish on the quilt top. Unfinished the 3d effect the grain has is amazing. I never realized how much more work goes into an acoustic guitar.