adrock1740 Posted April 29, 2006 Report Share Posted April 29, 2006 (edited) well, i've been toying with the idea of building a guitar for a while now, and am finally jumping into it. its gonna be a neck through, PRS body style, with a roller tune o matic bridge, 25" scale, 22 frets. neck will be laminated with cocobolo in the middle, wenge on either side of the cocobolo, and white limba on the outsides. body will be black limba. i have experienced wood workers and basically any equipment i need at my disposal, so hopefully it will come out nice. i have a decent amount of woodworking myself aswell. onto the question. im going somewhat thin on the neck (.75-.8), and am going to use the truss rod from Allied. theres, and most all others, require a 1/4" wide slot for it. i really want to do the tapered laminates on the neck. my buddy told me i need to do at least a 1/2" at the thinnest point on the middle strip of cocobolo, to give 1/8" inbetween the glue joint and the truss rod route. i just wanted to know if this was true, as im trying to plan everything out, and wanted to know if it mattered how much was inbetween the truss rod route and the glue joint, or if the route can run right up to, or very near, the glue joint. the thing is, my nut width is gonna be 1 11/16", ala wizard 2. if i do the center piece 1/2", the stripes outside that will have to be alot skinnier, and i was hoping to have all the stripe widths even. i hope you guys get what im saying, and can give me some advice on the matter. EDIT: if i do 5 stripes of even width, under the nut the stripes will be .3375 wide, which will leave just under 1/16" on either side of the truss rod route before it hits the glue joint. thanks adam Edited April 29, 2006 by adrock1740 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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