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[–] Germ22 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Why is the bracing and the neck out of wood?

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[–] Rotteuxx [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Tradition & esthetics mostly... I also enjoy mixing wood & metal in my projects.

I don’t have free access to a milling machine, although I'd love to machine a neck out of aluminum. Carbon fiber & acrylic would be something to try also.

For the bracing, mostly the challenge of mixing wood & metal. They have nice acoustic properties together. Welding the bracing inside would add finishing work & weight also.

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[–] Germ22 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I know nothing about guitars, but would one machined out of a solid block of aluminium sounds any good?

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[–] Mick 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I missed seeing this when it was originally posted. I came here from your merchandise post guitar link.

As a keen guitarist, I have to say that looks like an absolute beauty. Fantastic job, mate.

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[–] Rotteuxx [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thx m8 ! I appreciate it.

Who knows, maybe one day you'll get to try one of my creations, sort of a back-burner project for when I go fully self-employed.

2nd one I made

My first 12 string

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[–] Mick 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They are truly rare beauties. Real craftsmanship!

You'll do very well in your future endeavours, I predict :)