I thought that I’d give you an idea of how I approach the
carving of a neck. You’ll see some of my preferred tools.
And here we have the
You’ll note that with my particular method of splicing the
head, there is no short grain whatsoever in the region around the head/neck joint. Also the joint on the back surface of the neck is in alignment with the
end of fretboard which to me, is the sign of well-planed and shaped neck!
Another pet hate of mine is heavy clumpy heels; there’s no need for the extra wood, it doesn’t do anything and, you want the player to get as much access to the higher
frets as possible.
And a couple of extra photos for you.
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