Will machines and AI soon replace the guitar luthier?
My friends at Cosmo Music passed me a note about their new Plek Station. The Plek Station is a CNC machine that can perform precise functions like fret dressing and crowning, nut slotting and shaping, fret slot cutting, nut pocket cutting, saddle and saddle slot cutting, fingerboard engraving as well as many other software enabled functions.
The manufacturer sees the Plek Station as a tool which can augment the skill, experience and craftsmanship of the luthier. You can find out more about the machineÂ here. As far as I can tell, there are only a handful of shops in Canada with a Plek Station, less than 5.
Cosmo Music put out this video on their recent Plek Station acquisition: