Category - The Guitar Neck

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Shaping The Guitar Neck:
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Fitting The Acoustic Guitar Neck
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Fixed Neck Reinforcement – Installation
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Fixed Neck Reinforcement
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Adjustable Truss Rod – Installation
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Adjustable Truss Rod – Neck Preparation
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Head Block Shelf for Classical Guitar
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Heel Shaping – Classical Guitar
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Headstock Detailing Part 4
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Headstock Detailing Part 2

Shaping The Guitar Neck:

This article discusses the best tools to use for the shaping process for both the guitar neck and the guitar heel. Also the techniques are discussed in detail as to how to achieve the best and most accurate results in shaping your guitar neck.

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Fitting The Acoustic Guitar Neck

The care and precision in fitting the acoustic guitar neck to the body cannot be overstated. This is one of the most critical operations you can make in building your guitar. This step controls your guitar action (couples with other steps) and going wrong with the neck angle will give you problems throughout the remainder of the building process.

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Fixed Neck Reinforcement – Installation

If you want the greatest strength with a fixed reinforcement method in your acoustic guitar neck and don’t want the hassle of the adjustable truss rod, follow these useful steps to install a high strength to weight ratio T6 Structural Aluminum bar in your guitar neck. We give you all the details you will need to make a perfect installation and a long lasting, trouble-free guitar neck.

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Fixed Neck Reinforcement

Placement of a fixed reinforcement bar in a guitar neck can have many rewarding qualities, but in doing so you need to take certain precautions to give you the strongest possible installation to resist the constant tension that is placed on the neck by the guitar strings. We will guide you through these steps and give you the pros and cons of installing a fixed reinforcement bar in your acoustic guitar neck.

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Adjustable Truss Rod – Installation

Materials and Tools: Hod Rod Adjustable Truss Rod with 4 mm hex nut (Available from Steward MacDonald) Table Saw: -or- Router Set The Truss Rod: Although the truss rod itself has a PVC cushion to prevent rattling, we need to address rattling issues at the nut end of the truss rod. To eliminate rattling problems[…]

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Adjustable Truss Rod – Neck Preparation

Materials and Tools: Hod Rod Adjustable Truss Rod with 4 mm hex nut (Available from Steward MacDonald) Table Saw: -or- Router Purchase A Adjustable Truss Rod: I have settled in on using the Hot Rod Anchor-less Neck Adjusting System that is available from StewMac. This is a two-way adjustment rod so you can correct both up[…]

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Head Block Shelf for Classical Guitar

Tools & Materials: Laminate Router: Carbide Router Bit Vernier Calipers Guitar Plans Head Block Shelf for Classical Guitar: This may seem like a trivial subject to cover, but come to think about it, one one of my first guitars, I didn’t pay enough attention to this matter and I had to do a lot of[…]

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Heel Shaping – Classical Guitar

This article on Shaping the Heel of the Classical Guitar, offers you a couple of different methods to easily cut out the heel, foot and side channels for this difficult neck application. Download free PDF diagrams at our Plan Shop too, to make this even easier.

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Headstock Detailing Part 4

Required Tools: Woodworking Marking Knife Plexiglas Template Low Angle Block Plane Drill Press Takumi Dozuki 9-Inch Super Fine Cut Saw Woodworker Try-Square Forstner Drill Bits 3/8″ Milling Drill Bit Wood Fence for Drill Press 3/4″ Plywood Sacrifice Block for Drill Press Center Punch Plastic Tipped Hammer Band Saw The above tools are conveniently listed for[…]

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Headstock Detailing Part 2

Tools and Materials: Woodworking Marking Knife Plexiglas Template Takumi Dozuki 9-Inch Super Fine Cut Saw 1/4″ Woodworkers Chisel 1/2″ Woodworder Chisel Drill Press Georgia Luthier Supply Drill Press Fence Woodworker Try-Square Forstner Drill Bits Center Punch Plastic Tipped Hammer Band Saw On our Classical Guitar Plans that we have available here at Georgia Luthier Supply, we[…]

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