Sunday, 8 November 2015

Testing a resin cast guitar neck

Already we've discovered that our one-piece cast-resin neck isn't going to be hardwearing enough to use as a playable guitar (even just scraping a taught guitar string across the frets causes tiny little shavings to peel off).

But the smokey-black finish does create a very impressive finish! At BuildBrighton this week, we took our RGB LED lights and our black resin-finish fingerboard and quite literally stuck the two together.

The dark resin completely obscured the underlying PCB but the LEDs were plenty bright enough when illuminated, giving a really impressive finish. The "twinkle" sequence, with fading LEDs, was particularly nice!