I'm surprised that you consider the time to cut out the initial profile to be a significant factor in a project as intricate as a guitar - I've admired many WIP's, and it's not a stage that gets a lot of emphasis.Setch":1dq3h0qq said:Working from both sides of the blank, and from both sides of the cutaway allow you to use a bandsaw with a quite modest throat, but a bigger I've will free you up to do lots more.
I made around 10 carved to solid bodied guitars in my mum and dads garage using a tiny 3 wheeled record bandsaw, and they are (IIDSSM) excellent, far better than the very best factory produced guitars I've encountered. That said, I'd have made them a good deal faster with a larger saw, and that will be one of the first additions to my new work shop in the new year.
I've always considered "looks like fun" a full and adequate reason for buying absolutely anything!wabbitpoo":2pd78ln4 said:'Cos it's fun?
Never owned a bandsaw but it always looks like fun!