ShopBot Tools

Applications: Musical Instruments

Adam Buchwald, Circle Strings and Iris Guitar Company
ShopBot Desktop

Ron Wagner, Wagner Grand Music Boxes
ShopBot Desktop

Instrument makers of all disciplines are supplementing their traditional woodworking tools with CNC routers. While CNC may not duplicate all of the specialized processes involved in instrument making, the technology enables greater creativity and efficiency of production.

A ShopBot CNC tool can be of great benefit to any musical instrument maker’s shop. Two of the main advantages are time savings and repeatability. Mundane or repetitive tasks such as roughing or finish carving instrument components and bodies, as well as more intricate work for neck carving, inlays, and fretwork can now be done with speed and accuracy that will impress even the most discriminating of artists. And once the process and files have been developed, it can be done over and over again with the same quality workmanship.

Whether a single-person outfit, a shop with just a few employees, or a larger operation, you’ll find a ShopBot CNC tool to be an asset when it comes to productivity. The tool can be occupied with one task, freeing someone up to do another at the same time.

You’re limited only by your imagination!

CNC technology enables instrument designers and makers to go quickly from a hand drawn idea to CAD design to production. Even the most complicated custom patterns, textures, and inlays can be easily incorporated into your work. Whether it’s a straight line or an intricate pattern, it’s “all the same” to CNC. And with the flexibility to cut a variety of materials including wood, plastics, and soft metals, you’re limited only by your imagination. The great precision of the tools enables fine detailing that will impress you and your discerning customers.

People already put ShopBot CNC tools to use to create a variety of musical instruments, their components, and other related items: Guitars, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers, pianos, organs, woodwind instruments, turntables, guitar cases, speakers, and more!

Our most popular tools for making musical instruments are the Desktop MAX, ShopBot Buddy, and PRSalpha.

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ShopBot Tools, Inc.
3333-B Industrial Drive
Durham, NC 27704

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