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The Neck

This is my work log of how work with the neck progressed:

When doing this, do not forget to think about the body too. There are many things to keep in mind, one example is how the distance of the neck effects the location of the bridge. I made both the body and the neck at the same time.

Before you commence with this you will need to choose what dimensions you want for your neck, you should also consider if you want to use a truss rod or not. I decided the dimensions during the work, but I do not recommend it.

4th of Mars:
Today I have cut the aluminum hinge into a more fitting size. I have also glued it in place, you can see some pictures below. The next step is to adjust its size and then to fix the string slots...

After having used a file on the nut I used sandpaper on it, to improve the appearance.

The pictures:

5th of Mars:
Today I have adjusted the nut, this was much easier than what I believed that it would be. Be sure to use a small file for this job!


After this I marked the place for the string slots, I began with marking the place with a pen. Then I used a knife to make the beginning of the slots.


The distance middle string is 2cm in from each side and the other strings are 0,7cm for the side.

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