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Thanks, that's helped a lot! So in which case, I should be locating the fretboard so that the two Es are in line with the lowest bridge saddle position, then the rise of the fretboard towards the centre can be dealt with by just raising the individual saddles.
Hi - first time posting! I'm putting together a hardtail strat-type body, 25.5" scale length with 24 frets, and have run into a problem (born of lack of experience) on the height of my neck. This will be CNC'd so it will come out looking (hopefully) pretty exact. I am trying to figure out where I should place the neck in order to achieve the 'correct' string action along the board. I have chosen the bridge and the nut, so those are set dimensions, and will be using jumbo frets. To add to all this confusion I have foolishly decided to use a compound radius neck (12" at nut to 16" at the 24th). I got pretty stuck as my brain just can't get around the problem. I see that I have three levers - depth of the neck pocket, depth of the slot for the nut, height of the bridge, but my attempts to manipulate them to have increasing clearance have failed. My question is more of a "please help me figure out what I'm doing wrong", which I hope isn't a problem. This is potentially all less of an issue than I have decided it is, but it's at least an interesting question! I have attached a pdf of my working file, which comes from illustrator. Not sure I can attach anything bigger like a dxf! For reference: Tusq 5042 Hipshot bridge Guitar neck pocket diagram v1.pdf