Melvyn Hiscock Posted November 28, 2006 Report Share Posted November 28, 2006 Some time ago there was a discussion that mentioned whether Fir could be used for necks so I have been playing with it. The guitar is not sprayed or strung but I can see no problems so far. The guitar is a neck through with two pieces of fir with a 1/4 in strip of Sapele down the middle. This is not for strength but just because I had it available and it was exactly right to make the neck blank the right width. A double action truss rod is in there with a thinnish ebony board. At this stage it certainly seems no more flexible than many other necks. It was fun to carve as it comes off so easily! The piece I chose was very close grained and almost quartered. The body sides on this one are Cedar as making a softwood guitar appealed to my sense of the absurd. It si very light! Since this is one for me it takes a back seat to the pay jobs so will get finished when it is done and not before but I will post how it turns out. It has a good vibe though, I think it will be fine. There will be more. Melvyn Hiscock Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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