ShopBot Tools
ShopBot Tools

Applications: Musical Instruments

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!

Give us a call we’re happy to help with the best tools and accessories for your needs. 866-528-6172 or Get in touch online.

Musical Instruments Packages

Below are some of our most popular tool configurations. We have a wide range of accessories to customize your tool to meet your business needs. Contact your ShopBot specialist today at 1-888-680-4466. Request a Quote or Get in Touch for a general question or inquiry.

Still can't find the perfect tool? There are many other ShopBot tool configurations available. For custom quotes and questions with your pricing, contact our sales team. We’re happy to help.

Desktop MAX with Aluminum Deck

36" x 24" x 6"

Desktop 7 Piece Bit Kit
Online Access to Recorded Basic Training - 10 modules/1-year
Desktop MAX D3624 Aluminum Deck with 110v Spindle $9,475
$216
$195
$1,500
$950
$2,250
$175
Includes:

ShopBot Control System Software & ShopBot Design Software Suite.

ShopBot Desktop ships fully assembled and runs on standard household power. Availabe in both 110v and 220/230v.

Liftgate service is recommended.

Shipping and tax where applicable, will be added at time of quote request.

PRSstandard 48-48-8

48" x 48" x 8"

Router Bit Starter Kit 8 Piece
Online Access to Recorded Basic Training - 10 modules/1-year
PRSstandard 48-48-8 with 4'x4' cutting area with 8" of vertical travel $12,872
  110v
Router
220-240v
2.2hp Spindle
220-240v
4hp Spindle
220-240v
5hp Spindle
Single Phase  $385  $2,660  $3,510  $4,360
3-Phase    $2,660  $3,085  $3,850
$2,660
$258
$175
$1,492
Includes:

ShopBot Control System Software

VCarve Pro and 1-year license for Fusion 360.

Gantry tools are designed and shipped for assembly on site. Let us know if you would like a quote for assembly and/or training at your location.

Liftgate service is recommended.

Crating, shipping, and tax where applicable, will be added at time of quote request.

PRSalpha Buddy BT48

48" x 24" x 6"

PowerStick 48 PRS3
Router Bit Starter Kit 8 Piece
Online Access to Recorded Basic Training - 10 modules/1-year
PRSalpha Buddy BT48 and Cutter table. Casters and domestic crating included in price $16,159
  220-240v
2.2hp Spindle
220-240v
4hp Spindle
220-240v
5hp Spindle
Single Phase  $2,660  $3,510  $4,360
3-Phase    $2,660  $3,085  $3,850
$2,660
$925
$285
$258
$175
Includes:

ShopBot Control System Software & ShopBot Design Software Suite.

Buddy tool ships fully assembled.

Liftgate service is recommended.

Crating included in price

PRSalpha ATC 96-60-8

96" x 60" x 8"

HSD ATC 5hp, Single Phase 220v or 3-Phase 230v
Router Bit Starter Kit 8 Piece
Online Access to Recorded Basic Training - 10 modules/1-year
PRSalpha ATC 96-60-8 with 5'x8' cutting area and 8" of vertical travel $21,415
$9,892
$6,574
$1,492
$258
$2,450
$3,075
$5,995
$175
Includes:

ShopBot Control System Software

VCarve Pro and 1-year license for Fusion 360.

Gantry tools are designed and shipped for assembly on site. Let us know if you would like a quote for assembly and/or training at your location.

Liftgate service is recommended.

Crating, shipping, and tax where applicable, will be added at time of quote request.

Accessories

ShopBot offers accessories and add-ons for your tool. Here are a few of our most popular items.

Rotary Indexer

Rotary Indexer

Like a lathe, a rotary indexer provides a 4th rotary axis for turning a part, but it also provides precise “indexed” control over rotation.

Learn more about CNC Indexers
Automaic Tool Changer

Automatic Tool Changer

An ATC reduces production time by automatically changing cutters during tool paths, allowing you to complete complex projects in a fraction of the time.

Learn more about the Automatic Tool Changer
Vacuum Hold Down

Vacuum Hold Down

Vacuum is one of the most effective methods to hold down parts for CNC cutting and machining. We offer options for universal hold down systems.

Learn more about Vacuum systems
Dust Collection

Dust Collection

Proper dust collection not only ensures the cleanliness of your shop, it also protects your lungs from the various materials released into the air of your work space.

Learn more about Dust Collection

ShopBot Tools, Inc.

Toll Free: 1-888-680-4466

Phone: 919-680-4800
Fax: 919-680-4900

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

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