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G&L News: CNC machines installed in Fullerton

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dhodgeh, May 31, 2005.

  1. dhodgeh


    Jul 15, 2004
    Just a messenger here.

    It was announced on the G&LDP that the company is replacing the pin routers used on the bodies with CNC machines.

    Instead of repeating everything posted there, here's a link to one of the discussions on the subject with the text to a message to the dealers explaining the change:


    Here's another thread where a few more opinions on the subject have been expressed:



  2. FenderHotRod


    Sep 1, 2004
    Thanks for that...This is just weird tho......I was reading one of my bass mags at lunch today. An ad for the G&L Tribute said "Precision CNC craftsmanship". I was woundering what the heck is CNC...

    Well with this thread I figured it out.
  3. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    Hey, even Sadowskys have CNC bodies. I'm definately all for G&L machining their own hardware too.
  4. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    I am a CNC operator/programmer, and this is really interesting news....it does take some of the handmade element out of the instrument, but in reality, has no effect on the end product. I can't say I would rather have a handmade instrument than a CNC-ed instrument, as I play and enjoy instruments based on how they sound and play, not how or where they are made. I imagine that the Korea G&L's are CNC-ed already, and they are great for the price.
  5. Scottie Johnson

    Scottie Johnson

    Sep 8, 2004
    As long as they continue to put out a quality product, it's nothing to get upset about.
  6. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    The fact that you can produce parts with a finer tolerance is never a negative. While the 'charm' of hand worked is obviously a plus, I'd think they can raise the overall quality of build across their production while keep cost reasonable. Detail in the 'finishing' work is how people like Sadowsky do it effectively...I'd rather someone put the cash in materials and attention to assembly/finishing than roughing out a body. Time and attention could be spent to unique detail which would be great, IMO.
  7. FenderHotRod


    Sep 1, 2004
    wow...After reading some of the replys over there some of them guys are hot.

    One thing I would like to know is. Will there be guys losing there jobs because of the CNC Machines?
  8. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    this sounds to me like a good thing - and that g&l is looking for ways to be more efficient ...

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