Semi hollowbody factories

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Fernando Esteves
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Semi hollowbody factories

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Hello!
I'm studying the possibility of making a line of semi hollow guitars to sell here, laminated top and back, central block like 335.
I was thinking in talk with some factories about they making the body ready and I make the necks and install/assemble the guitar.

Does anyone knows good factories at Asia that does that kind of guitar bodies? I saw Eastman, but they does only their own guitars.
Thanks!!!
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Re: Semi hollowbody factories

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You would have to be talking about a large quantity of guitars to make this practical. You would also probably have to travel to Asia to meet with the people and get all the design details worked out.

I think the first step would be to make a number of the guitar bodies yourself to ensure that all the bugs and problems are worked out. Plus you need to test the market to see if there is sufficient demand for this guitar.
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Re: Semi hollowbody factories

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Thanks!
I don't have any tools to do bent laminated top and back, like the 335, don't even know how.

Bought a book about "how to build your laminated archtop" the guy literally spent two paragraphs NOT explaining how to do it and the rest of the book was just the same of the Benedetto's, but worse drawings...

I even think about doing laminated top and back myself, but I really didn't find any info yet and I imagine the tools would need a lot space...
Do you know where I can get info how these tops are done?
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Right here in the Mimf Library.
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Here is one discussion, but there are others.

https://www.mimf.com/old-lib/laminated_ ... plates.htm
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Re: Semi hollowbody factories

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Ok, will take a search
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