Aluminum Billet Neck

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BrianO.
PostPosted: 12/21/2016 at 10:47 AM    Post subject: Aluminum Billet Neck

Checking in to see if this site and forum is active,
I have a state of the art lightweight billet neck,
And need opinions
Thanks in advance..

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Mart
PostPosted: 01/22/2017 at 10:36 AM    Post subject: RE:Aluminum Billet Neck

Hey! I was looking for a "forum log in" or registration but hopefully I can just post anyway? I guess this forum is still active, I am working on a 7075 T6 design myself in the UK, nobody seems to be making this stuff on this side of the pond......how light is light? Think it was Keith Bontrager who said "strong, light or cheap, pick two" 😀

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Brian O
PostPosted: 01/23/2017 at 4:20 PM    Post subject: RE:Aluminum Billet Neck

Hellow, A response to the post,
Not a whole lot of activity here

Yes I have a metal neck design, too
As light as an equivalent maple neck, aluminum with ebony fingerboard..

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Mart
PostPosted: 01/24/2017 at 3:18 PM    Post subject: RE:Aluminum Billet Neck

Sounds good, are you going into production or is this a one off? Playing with headstock design at the moment, angles, tuning peg position to give a nice straight pull. Got any pics so I can share opinions?

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Brian O
PostPosted: 01/24/2017 at 5:02 PM    Post subject: RE:Aluminum Billet Neck

I am going for utlity patent and production.
Headstock has design patent submitted
Tooling and fixture complete,
program being tuned up next run of 8

Showed at NAMM this last weekend.

100% billet guitar
1lb, 6oz for the neck, needs no truss rod for flat fretboard

Dont know a way to do pictures

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mart
PostPosted: 01/25/2017 at 09:27 AM    Post subject: RE:Aluminum Billet Neck

Ah, OZZtosh. Found it! Not many neck pics though, I guess you dont wanna give too much away ;-)

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Brian O
PostPosted: 01/25/2017 at 10:15 AM    Post subject: RE:Aluminum Billet Neck

I have not shown the internal structure but here is where I get ideas.
I worked here and machined these type parts.
https://shellbuckling.com/cv/slysh.pdf
paul was one of the "Old Guys" and I just CNC programmed


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mart
PostPosted: 02/28/2017 at 07:41 AM    Post subject: RE:Aluminum Billet Neck

Ah, techy stuff! 😊 Just got back from a UK guitar show, distinct lack of metal necks, lots of designs which are so old and a lot of folk trying to answer questions which don't need answering, do you really need a guitar that lights up?

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