Blackdog Posted May 5, 2008 Report Share Posted May 5, 2008 Hello people. I have just finished my second build, the first where I actually built the complete neck myself. This is a one-piece, quartered IRW neck, with an IRW 25", 24 frets board. Kind of a long neck as it joins the body at the 23rd fret. It has a dual action HotRod and two CF bars along its sides. I took a lot of care in keeping the neck perfectly straight at every step. Down to the fret leveling and dressing right before glueing to the body. All of this with the TR loose (i.e. in the dead zone between pushing up and pushing down). When I stringed the instrument up to tension for the first time I expected some up-bowing, but got none. I's been tuned to pitch since last friday, and still nothing: perfectly straight. Needless to say the guitar plays like a dream. Much better than my previous one. I have since tightened the TR a little bit, just to the point where it engages, to avoid any rattlings. But the feel and action are still amazing without any further setting up. Why do you think it's so stable ?? Are the CF reinforcements that efficient ?? Is it the neck wood ?? A combination of both ?? I am considering a laminated neck for my next build (padauk/RW/padauk with some maple accents), and was originally thinking of skipping the CF rods altogether, as the neck itself would be far stiffer. But now I'm rethinking the strategy: it's fantastic to just glue the neck in and have nothing else to do to it !!! Opinions from the more experienced ?? TIA Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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