Blackdog Posted September 4, 2007 Report Share Posted September 4, 2007 Dear people, I'm already working on ideas for my second build (this is addictive !!). It's a double-cut in the LP Special/DC shape. This time I want to go with a maple carved top on a mahogany back, and the set mahogany neck is going to be PRS style (full heel into the neck cavity). It will have 24 frets, and the idea is to have the neck joining the body at the 23rd. Meaning that just a couple of cm into the body, the neck pickup cavity begins. The neck pickup sitting right at the end of the fingerboard. The neck will obviously go into the body until the end of the pickup cavity, again PRS style, but will this be enough for a stable neck joint ?? In my current (first) build the configuration is pretty much the same, only 22 frets maple neck in an all mahogany body, but the neck P90 sits right at the end of the fretboard, some 2 cm into the body. It's not finished yet, I'm hoping it will be strong enough, it seems to work for PRS anyway. But considering I will have a maple top this time, would it be advisable or convenient to extend the neck tenon into the body (under the top) beyond the neck pickup cavity ?? I know it's not simple, and that the top will have to go onto the body "after" setting the neck, but with a clever sequence of operations it seems doable. Opinions ?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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