Custom Guitars Charlottesville Virginia

Our exposure to making custom guitars began in Charlottesville at Tinkersmiths Makerspace. With the completion of the CNC milling machine came opportunities to form shapes for usable objects including musical instruments. Simply starting off milling flat guitar bodies with simple profile tool paths to moving into contoured bodies with more advanced adaptive milling opened our eyes to the creative possibilities beyond the shapes of the classics. Eventually the gang progressed into milling our own necks and fretboards.

CNC Milled Maple Guitar Neck Fretboard
CNC Milled Guitar Neck Fretboard
CNC Milled Guitar Neck
CNC Milled Maple Guitar Neck

Prop Making Charlottesville
Custom Guitar Necks
Custom Guitar Necks

Guitar Mutation : The Mutator Core Guitar Prototype Build

We design and build guitars. This early prototype design we call the Mutator. Also known as the Mutant Mutator Core. Will have begun the CNC Milling process to test part fitting and placement. We are using poplar as it mills and shapes easily. First version prototypes are more for fit and feel, not for play. Once we have the shape where we want it we iterated to a better tone wood such as solid maple. This guitar has a small core body with a the ability to attach different outer body attachments. This allows your guitar to "Mutate", or become something different for every show.

Begin CNC Guitar Body
Begin CNC Guitar Body
Guitar Head Stock Design
Guitar Head Stock Design (Deco)
Guitar Head Stock Design
Guitar Head Stock Design (Deco)
Guitar Headstock Rendering
Guitar Headstock Rendering
Mutator Guitar Design
Mutator Guitar CAD Design
Mutator Guitar Core
Mutator Guitar Core
Guitar Mutator CAD Design
Guitar Mutator CAD Design

The Mutator Guitar by Angry Mutant

The Mutator Guitar is designed to accommodate an array of body elements which change the aesthetic and some functionality. Starting with the guitar core has a .25" slot around the permitter to slide on various outer body mutations. These mutations can be designed and fabricated by us, yourself, a friend handy with tools or crafting. Visit the guitar prototype build page here.