The Guitar Neck

The neck blank is cut out with the mask made of lightweight mahogany and glued. Both the fingerboard and the neck bearing angle are currently being processed by planing. Then follows the gluing of the head veneer.

Gluing the head veneer

The neck tapers from approximately 24.5mm to 22.5mm. I'll do with the big router, I attach a small piece of wood by a corresponding thickness on side of the saddle with double sided tape. In several passages Duch then I milled the Fertigmasß.

Milling of the neck thickness

The thickness of the top plate is about 20mm. I attach the head shape template and make two steps. Milling the head plate thickness and then the headstock shape.

Milling the head plate thickness

Adjusting the neck width

Adjusting the neck width

This neck gets a Diamond. Here the view Roha before carving.

Roha view of Diamond's

Before the headstock wirde breached, the mechanics holes are drilled at a distance 35 mm with the template.

Drilling of holes mechanics

Are brought to the body Next you have the neck. The dovetail connection I milled per template in the body and also in the neck.

Milling of dovetail joint

Dovetail joint in the neck

Although the dovetail neck was cut with a little angle, this exactly yet the neck angle needs to be adjusted. The craftsmanship adjustment costs, of course, time and because time is expensive, mainly used in high-quality custom guitars.

Adjusting the neck angle

The truss rod is milled both in the neck and into the body. Here is a detailed view of the adjusted neck foot with steel rod recess.

Adjusted neck base with steel rod recess

Re-check the neck angle at the dock.

Check the neck angle

Now even carving the neck foot

Carving neck foot

Creating the neck profile with the template

Creating the neck Profiles