Handcrafting Guitars is still a method used to manufacture for custom guitar manufacturing. However more and more firms are starting to automate the process by bringing in new machinery that would assist in the creation of the final product. Allowing firms to concentrate on marketing the final product and getting them into the end users hands. This in turn builds their business and creates bigger profits.
Most manufacturers use some form of geometric modeling and CNC machining software when designing a guitar. Something like Solid Works would be beneficial for the modeling aspect of designing Guitars. Our Piranha ATC CNC routers would be a great addition to any Guitar manufacturers arsenal.
Printers could also be used to incorporate creative designs layers that could be laquered, producing unique looks.