Instrument Project In This Second Of A Two Part Series We Take A Look At How The Neck Is Made The Fret Work Is Completed And Finally How To Apply A Finish To This Beautiful Instrument
Instrument project in this second of a two part series we take a look at how the neck is made the fret work is completed and finally how to apply a finish to this beautiful instrument is article about Magazine bookmarked by darrell with ID 1175611387 was uploaded on 10-03-2019 and has been viewed 171,530 times.
Build an Electric Guitar - Part 2 Photos by Paul Hillacre The NeckThe neck blank needs to be 21mm thick and approximately 4" x 30".The length and width may vary depending on your headstock design.Draw a centerline the length of the neck blank.
Lay out your neck template, center it and clamp it in place.Drill the index holes 7mm deep with a ¼" brad point drill bit.With the neck template still in place, trace the neck profile onto the work piece.
Truss rod slotTo rout the truss rod slot, I suggest building a simple jig to hold the neck in position and guide the router.Draw a centerline on a 34" x 8" piece of MDF.On your neck blank, measure out and drill a set of through holes on center, outside of the neck profile.
Pins will be used in these holes to center the neck on the jig and hold it in place for routing.Drill a corresponding set of holes on the centerline of the MDF jig.Measure the width of your router base.
Mount two straight rails to the jig, spaced accordingly, so your router will be captured in the space between the two rails.These will guide...