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Machining fretboards | Blackbird Guitars | CNC Router
Process
1 It all starts with a foam prototype that is hand sculpted and re-sculpted for scale, aesthetics and ergonomics.
2 A CAD model is created of the guitar including all its parts (even down to the fret markers) so that every dimension is fine-tunable for superb playability, action and tone.
3 The virtual model is CNC routed to the exact dimensions of the CAD model into new foam model.
4 The model is tested and tweaked: steps B and C are repeated until the desired results are achieved.
5 Negative Molds are created from the positive foam model. Carbon fiber is hand layered into the mold.


Construction

The Blackbird Rider features an all-hollow uni-body shell setting it apart from any guitar in the world. That is the body, neck, and head are cast in one-piece with the sound board, fretboard, tuners, etc. added to that main component. Forming the main component in one-piece eliminates the weak and sound-absorbing joints associated with standard guitars. This patent-pending construction relies on the incredibly strong and stiff properties of carbon fiber as well as plenty of unique design features to create the strongest, most resonant small-bodied guitar available anywhere.


Materials

Carbon fiber comes in a variety of different styles and configurations which accommodates a huge range of applications. Blackbird guitars take full advantage of this versatility, utilizing a blend of uni-directional (super stiff in one direction), 90 degree (strong and stiff in two directions) and twill (wraps well in three dimensions) along with core materials to add strength and reduce weight even further. Carbon fiber's stiffness is what makes it physically superior to wood as a sound board material. Its durability and strength, no matter the conditions, makes for a perfect travelling companion.

Blackbird | CAD Models | Solidworks | Rhino
Developed using 3D CAD
Troy sanding a CNC positive
Troy finessing computer machined positive for mold
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