Building custom guitars from sustainable materials cost-effectively
Jonathan “Jay” Miller founded Born Custom Guitars, a Colorado-based electric guitar company, with the goal of designing and building custom, unique guitars that fit the tastes and preferences of each individual player. Miller’s passion for music and for building beautiful, eminently playable stringed instruments prompted him to leave a career in the financial services industry and establish Born Custom Guitars in 2010.
Company: Born Custom Guitars, LLC
Headquarters: Longmont, CO, USA
Industry: Musical instruments from sustainable materials with an emphasis on electric guitars
Launch a custom electric guitar manufacturing and luthier business by automating the production of guitar bodies and necks to improve productivity, increase accuracy, and eliminate unnecessary costs and delays, while building the company into an industry leader in sustainable manufacturing through the creation of heirloom-quality electric guitars.
Implement CAMWorks Milling Professional software to take advantage of the solution’s seamless integration with SOLIDWORKS 3D modeling software, feature-based recognition capabilities, and extensive knowledge database.
I really liked the idea of how SOLIDWORKS design software and CAMWorks machining software are integrated and work in unison,” Miller explains. “CAMWorks Milling Professional software was easy to learn and is the best solution for running my machine—3-axis milling on a 4 x 8-foot CNC router table—to make sexy, flowing curves and modify the geometry on every guitar. I also value the knowledge-based machining database, which learns and replicates common tooling operations. I’ve found SOLIDWORKS and CAMWorks to be really fantastic and flexible solutions for what we do.