johnsilver Posted December 26, 2006 Report Share Posted December 26, 2006 I am considering building a 7 string guitar but the only templates available are for the 6 string model. This will be a single cut style. I can adjust the neck and head dimensions e.g. width at the nut, etc to accommodate for 7 strings. Of course, the neck will now be larger and thus heavier. I don't want the guitar to be neck heavy. How would you adjust to maintain balance? Change the neck/body join e.g. at 16th fret vs 17th fret? Make the body dimensions slightly bigger e.g. scale up the body shape a little to maintain scale with the new wider neck? Make the body a bit thicker? How do you go about ensuring good balance in a custom design? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.