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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.

10th of Mars:
Below are some pictures of the whole balalajka. The next step is to improve all the details before oiling it.


19th of Mars:
Today the intonation have been fixed, the string slots have been lowered even further and it seem to work fine. After this I dissasembled the whole balalajka into smaller pieces, I also routed the pickup cover down a bit; springs will be added between the body and the pickup.

Here are some pictures:

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