#1
hey guys im wondering here ( i already am sure that half of this is possible) to build an electric guitar ( any body design) out of arcylic ( or some other kinda clear plastic like substance aka lexan etc etc ) and have the neck and head stock made out of acrylic as well?

i already know the arcrylic body is feasible because i do believe bc rich did what they called an ice version of the warlock which was an acrylic body

thanks for all the helpful info this is to bring and awseomeness im my road to complete buildin
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#2
definitely not the neck that would sound like **** and I don't think there would be enough string tension for it to resonate properly
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#3
I think Robert Flynns acrylic warlock has acrylic neck and headstock, I know it atleast has the headstock, so I don't see why it wouldn't be possible... I just don't think the tone would be too great.
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#4
bleh who cares about tone at this point :P its a clear effin gihtar
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#5
#it's possible, Rob Flynn of Machine Head has a red acrylic one.

The fretting process may be awkward though
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#6
you would need a hell dense plastic. specially for the neck eh,

making it would be horrid, you would need to like, mold it or something.

trying to cut it into the correct shape would be nigh impossible
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#7
This is a Fender Strat made for the 1957 NAMM show to show the inner workings of the electric guitar.



As you can see, it's possible. How did they make this? I have no clue.
#8
for some reason it looks as though the action at the 12th fret on that beast is somewhere around 3"... hmm...
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#10
But does it actually play?
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#12
The easiest way to do it would be to have the body, neck, and stock CNC machined. Then either flame, or hand polish it. Though the cost of the material would be through the roof, and the cost of having the designs coded, and finally cut would make the cost of material look like pennies.

Possible? Sure. You just need a lot of money to burn. I say go for it! Find a local machine shop, and start making some phone calls to material suppliers.


I myself want to build a Delrin Flying-V body. It was something like five hundred dollars for a 24"x24"x1-3/4" slab of Delrin (Delrin is kinda like Teflon for those who don't know).


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#13
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This is a Fender Strat made for the 1957 NAMM show to show the inner workings of the electric guitar.



As you can see, it's possible. How did they make this? I have no clue.

that is one awesome guitar!
#14
haha i should make that strat for my $100 bulid.
if i could pull that off people would **** bricks.
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entire houses MW40, not just bricks
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#16
ask Dan Armstrong if it's possible.

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google acrylic guitars (images), there are so many companies that make them


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