January 17, 2010

Moving on to the necks, the first step is to install the neck inserts.  I use bolt on necks vs. dovetail joints as they are infinitely more adaptable to future repairs/resets.


The rough shaping was done a while ago, so after the neck mortise was defined and the inserts installed, the necks are shaped essentially to the final dimensions.  I use a rasp to draw down to the final dimensions, including the heel and end cap.  Fine sanding will be done after the fretboards are installed.