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making a acrylic body bass or gutiar.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by steve-o, Oct 19, 2002.

  1. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    how would i go about doing this?
    can i buy a block of acrylic and cut it out then high polish it? how does it work?

  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    I don't know about the fabrication operations, but you may want to consider making the body small and/or thin, as acrylic is heavy stuff.

    swamp ash: 36 lb./cu. ft.
    hard maple, airdry: 44 lb/cu. ft.
    acrylic: 75 lb/cu. ft.

    Good luck with it. I always had a little liking for those Ampeg Dan Armstrongs.