December 23, 2010

Slow and steady.  I’m resisting my desire to cut corners and am carefully rasping the neck to shape.  This neck has a veneer plate on the back of the headstock that I need to work carefully to create a clean transition.


The neck thickness has been etched into the back of the neck at the 1st fret (15.6 mm) and at the 11th fret (23 mm).  Rasps are used to bring the neck down to the right dimensions and profile.


An ebony heel cap has been glued on and the final shape penciled on.


Several more hours of rasping and sanding before the final shape has been achieved.