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Hello folks, new member needing a bit of advice. I'm currently engrossed in my first build, an LP type, mahogany neck, mahogany body with a flamed maple cap, things are progressing slowly and mostly going very well. I now have the neck and body at the stage were I will need to glue them together soon. When dry fitted, everything lines up, however what is taxing me is, how tight should my neck pocket be when dry? Currently, when dry fitting the neck to the body, I do have to use a bit of force to get it into place by hand, it's not tight enough to need a clamp but I do need two
I am reaching the final stages of my guitar body and everything was looking pretty good. My neck pocket is so comfortable that it almost squeaks - it holds the weight of the neck on its own. Unfortunately, I have just discovered that it is about 3mm too shallow and given the shape of the body, there isn't much of a platform to rest the router on. I kept the offcuts to hold the body on my Workmate when I did the pickup routing but I routed the neck pocket when the body was just a short plank of wood. Actually, I wouldn't mind any neck pocket routing tips because this is the single gre
Hi everyone. I've just registered and this is the first forum of this kind I'm a part of, nice to have a place to get started on guitar building. I have a question. I've been building a telecaster kind of guitar, but with standard hardware (not telecaster-y) including two humbuckers and a hardtail fixed bridge. When I made the neck pocket I realised it's not deep enough (should be 15 or so millimeters, and it's about 12), so the strings sit on all the frets and make no sound. Do you think it would be wise to add a neck angle by, say, gluing wood into the neck pocket? Or should