ToneMonkey Posted January 26, 2005 Report Share Posted January 26, 2005 (edited) OK guys, I order some of the bits for my bro's Warlockesque Bass, but I've confused myself as I've never built a true neck through... ..... If you place the guitar on the table with the strings facing towards the ceiling and look straight down at the guitar, what shape is the neck. It's hard to explain in words and I haven't got a clue how to post a pic of it so bear with me on this one. As the neck becomes thicker as it travels from the nut to the body, is this line carried on through the body so that the at the bridge end of the guitar the neck through is thicker than where it joined the guitar body? I don't think that it is judging by the pics of them that I have seen. What I'm thinking is that when the neck joins the body, the outside edges of the neck become parallel with the centre line as it travels through the body. This makes sense to me. I think that this isn't quite perfect though as the fretboard extends into the body a little way and the laminates of the neckthrough will appear to be thinner (width ways - remember were looking straight down on it) than the fret board. The other option is to follow the shape of the fret board until it's end and then bring the edges of the neck parallel with the centre line. But this would be far from preferential to joining on the wings of the body. Please someone help as this is driving me crazy Oh and on two completely different and irrelevant side notes: 1) If anyone in the UK has a quilted maple headstock veneer that I could buy I would be very greatful 2) Last night when I was trying to get to sleep, I designed a jig to make a snooker cue. I don't think that a quilted maple one (with a Drak or Myka style finish) will be stable enough, but hey I might give it a try anyway. Anyone got any information on cue construction? No, I didn't think so Cheers guys Kaj EDIT: I forgot to mention perhaps the most important bit. I would like the neck though to run through the body at the same width as the fret board so it neatens up all the lines. Edited January 26, 2005 by ToneMonkey Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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