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Alpaca Guitar - The Ultimate Adventure Guitar

A project in Barnard, VT by Chris Duncan

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The ultimate adventure guitar. Built to go anywhere. Designed for the adventurer in us all.
Backers: 189
Average Pledge Per Backer: $355

Funded: $67,162 of $40,000
Dates: Feb 6th -> Mar 8th (30 days)
Project By: Chris Duncan
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Latest News

CNC Z Component Installed!

April 10th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

CAD CAM Drawing

April 4th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

CNC Z Component

April 1st - via:
We've been busy building the CNC Router machine and making great progress until....the manufacturer sent us the wrong size brackets for the Z-component. The Z-component (pictured below) is one of the most important parts of the machine as it houses... (Read More)

Assembling the CNC Machine

March 27th - via:
It's here! It's finally arrived! We knew big things were approaching late last week when the UPS man started delivering heavy boxes. Yesterday the big piece of the puzzle rolled through the door, and all signs indicate that the remaining components... (Read More)

Fabrics, foraging, and philosophy.

March 21st - via:
Good morning! The last week has screamed by in a melee of activity. Components are being ordered, fabric samples chosen, survey's tallied, and the really big news.... our zoning permit for occupancy of a work space in downtown Bethel has been... (Read More)

You did it!

March 8th - via:
You've done it!  What a wild ride this month has been. The pledge goal was met on day 5, and at the very end, the stretch goal was hit by one backer who slid in under the wire.  Thank you everyone!  I am overwhelmed with excitement!   I've... (Read More)

New Audio Sample

March 7th - via:
Happy Thursday! Just wanted to let you folks know that we recorded another sample in the studio with our friend Jeremy Harple of The Aerolites in Burlington, VT. It's on the Kickstarter project page at the top. If you know anyone who was looking for... (Read More)

3D Drawings, studio space, and a blanket o' snow.

February 22nd - via:
Dear Backers, $50k today! We thought that deserved an update in of itself, but there's much more to share. The 3D drawing of the Alpaca is underway and we couldn't be more excited. This drawing will put the guitar on another level of quality;... (Read More)

100 Backers

February 12th - via:
Dear Backers, We had no way of anticipating this wonderful response to our Kickstarter campaign. 100 backers and we're going strong! If things keep up this way, we'll be on our feet and producing guitars in our shop, here in Vermont, in no time. In... (Read More)

Jeremy Harple video is live!

February 7th - via:
Hey Alpaca Shepherds, We've updated the intro video with the full version of Vermont's Jeremy Harple rocking out on the Alpaca. It's featured on our main page and we've posted it here for your viewing pleasure. Cheers, Team Alpaca  (Read More)

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