Melvyn Hiscock Posted December 29, 2006 Report Share Posted December 29, 2006 Further to the posts on here some months back I have now more-or-less finished the Douglas Fir neck guitar. This is a neck though with Fir that was sold as "D" grade. A pick through found some pieces with good straight and tight grain. I chose a quartred piece and made the centre laminate from two pieces of Fir and a 1/4 piece of Sapele in the centre. The sapele was only used because it was free (came from a stick between some planks) and was the only pice 1/4 thick that I had that was long enough at the time. Body sides are Cedar with a 1/8 facing of mahoganu on front and back. The board is ebony and the truss rod was a twin tod (rick-style). I like it. The neck is certainly as stiff as most other guitars I have and there are no apparent problems. The neck needed very little adjustment and it was cretainly easy to carve. There is little point talking about the sound as there are so many factors and this one has an unusual bridge arrangement but the overall feel is resonant and bright. Not too pingy and great fun. I have started another with a totally Fir neck and have some more waiting for me to start on them. You should try it, it is fun. Melvyn Hiscock Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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