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New Lightwave Saber Headstock with Tuners

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by frederic b. hodshon, Mar 27, 2004.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    finished the main design of the new Saber.

    now adding all the hardware.

    this is the fun part!!!

    i'm modeling all the circuit boards and wiring too!!!

    should make a pretty cool rendering when complete!!!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

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  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    looks kinda like an Ibanez
     
  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    agree.

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  4. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    How the heck do you do that sutff? It always amazes me.
     
  5. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    here's a rendering:

    [​IMG]

    here's the same with a flamed top:

    [​IMG]

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  6. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Do you this so you can try several combonations of wood/color? Kinda like seeing it before building?
     
  7. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    He does it because he's paid to do it, and he's very good at it. Plus I do believe he enjoys it.

    Hey Fred, what's that ridge on the headstock in the second shot, that kind of looks like a miniature let-in for binding, or a powder-metal chamfer? A rendering artifact?
     
  8. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    He is very good. I wasn't trying to come off as rude (now that I re-read my post it does seem abrupt) sorry if I offended.
     
  9. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    abark!

    no offense taken!!!

    i'm open to critiques!

    thanks for the comments PJ!!!

    that ain't no ridge, just an optical delusion.

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  10. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    abark

    Oops, sorry if I sounded defensive, I didn't think you were rude at all. I was just answering the question. I guess my answer seemed a bit abrupt!

    My point was that he gets to do this cool stuff for money! [where's that envious smiley?]
     
  11. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    thanks for the nice comments all!!!

    i know i must come off as a braggart.

    i can't hep it! exciting stuff for me!

    f
     
  12. Thats honestly really sweet dude. I had to draw a bike pole with Solid Edge for uni, took me most of the night to make a cylinder with a base, a cap and handles for the chains. I don't even want to think about something without precise radii or straight lines...

    Josh D