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Guitar Design Video – Adobe Illustrator

Note: for a more detailed tutorial on guitar design in Adobe Illustrator, head over to the How to Draw a Guitar Template article.

This video shows the process of drawing a full-scale guitar prototype. The body and headstock shapes are traced from existing images with minor adjustments.

Keyboard shortcuts are utilized frequently during the video:

  • Copy | Command + C
  • Paste in place | Command + Shift + V
  • Group | Command + G
  • Duplicate | Option + Click, Drag
  • Axis Lock | Shift + Click, Drag

Prototype guitar specifications: