Martin Receives Patent For Neck-To-Body Joint System
...of measuring sensors, a scanning probe, aluminum tooling, and three different cutting tools.
The system uses a scanning probe to measure critical areas of the guitar body and neck. The measurements are then compared to optimal neck fit settings required to obtain a perfect neck fit. The system calculates the adjustments required for the proper set-up for bridge height and neck centering, then machines areas on the body to create perfectly matched parts. The system machines the fingerboard and heel areas on the body as well as the final dovetail dimensions, thereby providing a tighter neck joint, enhanced tone, and improved playability.
“We are proud to receive a patent for one of our technology systems,” said Chris Martin IV, Martin Guitar’s CEO and Chairman. “Throughout Martin’s 182-year history, our skilled team of engineers and researchers have perfected the marriage of our traditions in craftsmanship with innovative thinking to produce new processes for the next era of guitar-building. This patent exemplifies that spirit.”
Martin Guitar has always stayed ahead of the curve when it comes to manufacturing top-quality instruments by creating and embracing new technologies that continue to improve the industry. “Innovation and quality remain top priorities when it comes to our instruments, and the Guitar Neck Joint Router System is one of many examples,” said Hoffman. “The team at Martin Guitar are constantly striving for new and more effective ways to create a better product for our devoted clientele while maintaining our trademark craftsmanship.”
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