Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Roland's guitar neck

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 completed neck.
 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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