Part 1 of a multi-part series featuring our DIY guitar speaker cabinet build. In this episode, we introduce the project and cover the concept, design and CAD modeling of a totally custom, 1 of a kind guitar stack.
This series will present the general steps in designing and scratch building a 2×12 open/closed back cabinet and a 2×12-1×15 cabinet – from concept, all the way to testing. 3D modeling, CNC cutting, woodworking, tolexing, detailing, wiring, testing and a final shoot-out with a pair of Marshall JCM800 Lead 1960 cabinets. It’s all here, in one action-packed series with bite-sized episodes!
While we heavily feature the use of our Shapeoko XXL CNC machine in our build, it’s not 100% necessary. All the parts in this build are very easy to fabricate by hand, by anyone with a moderate amount of woodworking skill.
Thanks to old friends Electric Magma for donating some of their tracks used throughout this series. You can find them on Spotify and grab swag and vinyl at http://www.electricmagma.com
Also, a shout out to NextGen guitars in Nepean Ontario who were our parts supplier for this project. They were super awesome and helped us a few times with some tricky details. They’re a Canadian owned and operated small business and their prices and service are top notch! http://www.nextgenguitars.ca
Also, a shout out to Orange Amplifiers. They have an amazing video on their channel that skims over the basics of how their cabs are constructed. It was a valuable resource when researching how to put this stuff together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni-60…
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