Richstick Posted August 11, 2010 Report Share Posted August 11, 2010 Hi all - newbie here, contemplating my first build. I have a chance to pick up some walnut for a great price. Not sure yet if I will be able to find 1/4 sawn or just flat/rift sawn - but can I get the general feeling here on how walnut does as a neck wood? Seems to me like it would be a good choice, but I've only used it for other projects, having never built a guitar before. Thanks in advance - and thank you all for the TONS of info I've gained off this site!! Second question - I was contemplating a bolt on for my first build, but I'm usually one to take on the whole enchilada at once. I feel I do better and learn more that way. So, now thinking 'set neck' for my #1 build. The body style will be along the lines of the EVH Wolfgang, body thickness probably in the 1 1/2 1 3/4 range. I'd like to do a 24 3/4" scale, zero neck angle (floye rose). Neck will likely be a scarf jointed 13 degree type deal. For you set neck guys - what kind of 'meat' do you like to have left in the bottom of the guitar body after you route out the neck heel pocket? I will draw the whole think up on edge so I can size the neck heel / etc - but I want to know what a good dimension is typically for the thickness of the pocket. Thank you for any help you can provide a newbie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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