Please note that these tutorials are the product of several authors both from the Project Guitar web site and also off site links. While there are many ways to do each of the jobs described, your way of achieving the same results may very from what is described in each of these tutorials. The authors have tried to be as complete as possible but do not take responsibility for the outcome or end result in following their work. If you have questions about anything you read here please join us in the Project Guitar Forum where you will receive many different views and can formulate your own path to choose working on your own Project Guitar.

Building Guitar Necks

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Building a Neck:Author Steve (ripl3y)
 How to build a guitar neck from scratch printer friendly version
Easy Angled Head Stock Neck:Author Alex van der Linde
 How to build a guitar neck (angled headstock) in 10 steps printer friendly version
Fretting Simplified : Author Brian Calvert
 How to fret a guitar neck from scratch printer friendly version
Single Action Truss Rod:Author Brian Calvert
 View of a single action truss rod with the fret board removed printer friendly version
Neck Shims:Author Brian Calvert
 Understanding neck shims and the purpose behind them printer friendly version
Full Neck Scallop: Author Brian Calvert
 Custom Richie Blackmore style full length neck scallop
Scalloping frets 21-24:Author Brian Calvert
 Scalloping the upper frets better than a factory job printer friendly version
Make a Fret Bender :Author Brian Calvert
 Custom make your own radius fret bender for under $5
Polishing Frets 1:Author Brian Calvert
 How to polish frets using a rotary tool printer friendly version
Polishing Frets 2 :Author Brian Calvert
 How to polish frets using three different common methods printer friendly version
Repairing a cracked neck:Author Brian Calvert
 How to repair a cracked neck joint at the head stock printer friendly version
Repairing a warped neck:Author Brian Calvert
 How to repair a warped guitar neck
Fret board removal:Author Kevan Geier
 How to safely remove a fret board on a guitar neck printer friendly version
Fret board attachment:Author Kevan Geier
 How to safely attach a fret board on a guitar neck printer friendly version
Making a Custom Logo : Author Bill Jehle
 How to create your own custom logo and apply it to the headstock
Painted Head Stock :Author Brian Calvert
 Paint Tips on finishing or refinishing a painted head stock printer friendly version
Vintage Neck Refinish : Author Dave K
 How to create a vintage yellow look for your relic strat project neck
Radius Sanding Blocks : Author Anthony Setchell
 How to create your own radius sanding blocks with a router and home made jig
Interactive Forum Tutorial and Reference Guide
Each of these Reference guide and Tutorials will open up to the perspective Project Guitar Forum thread
Fretting mysteries :Topic Starter GuitarMaestro
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Neck Construction Tips :
Web Site Stew Mac
  Great introduction and insight into building any type of guitar neck
Adjusting a Truss rod: Author Gene Imbody
  Step by step discussion and directions on adjusting a single action truss rod
Truss Rod Replacement: Author Steve Carmody
  How to replace a broken single action truss rod in a Strat neck
Refretting musical instruments: Author Fret Not Guitar Repair
  Photographic tutorial on refretting musical instument necks
Making logos and decals : Web site Stew Mac
  Fast and easy way to make a professional looking logo or decal for your head stock
Fret Buzz Locating Tool : Author Dave Schramm
  A tool to solve the mystery of finding the elusive fret buzz
Making a neck template: Author Mario Proulx
  How to make a simple neck template step by step
Fretting with Epoxy : Author J Sevy
  Fretting a bound neck using the expoxy method

 


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