xXMikeXx Posted February 14, 2010 Report Share Posted February 14, 2010 OK... So here's my problem... I'm planning on making my own guitar, Already have a sweet bit of Mahogany for the body, But i want to make a thru-neck like my Ibanez, Because... Well... It's a hell of alot nicer than any bolt-on or set-neck guitar i've ever played! Now, what I'm wondering... Could i convert a bolt-on neck to a thru-neck? As this is my first one i don't particually feel comfertable starting a neck from scratch. But you can quite easily buy a bolt on neck fairly cheaply, but to buy a thru-neck will run me about 200-300 quid! So... Imagine a 3-Piece neck... Take off the side parts so you're left with the one piece in the middle, add 2 much longer pieces each side, and another piece to fill the gap in the lower middle part... If I'm making sense here... Say I'm using a nice strong wood for the extended parts, like wenge. So the wenge will run down the full length of the neck, from headstock to the end of the body... And then just shape the wenge. Think it'll work? (Saves having to route the truss-rod groove, And the main bulk of the neck will run the entire way down the body... So would be strong enough, right?) Let me know, And thanks to all who reply in advance! Mike x Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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