Category - The Guitar Neck

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Headstock Detailing Part 1
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Headstock Veneer
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Gluing the Neck Scarf Joint
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Laminated Neck Classical Guitar
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Preparing a Neck Scarf Joint
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Laminated Neck & Headstock
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Neck Wood Selection
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Guitar Neck – Laminating

Headstock Detailing Part 1

Note this article is appropriate for Classical Guitar, Slotted Peghead Acoustic Guitars and Slotted Peghead Ukuleles. Tools and Materials: 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[…]

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Headstock Veneer

Tools and Materials: Headpiece Overlay: Usually about 2.2mm thick. Light and Dark Veneers: Decide on the number of layers you desire. 3/4″ Clamping Caul: Make this the same size as the guitar head. 1/4″ Clamping Caul: Make this the same size as the guitar head. (4) Medium C Clamps or Bessey Bar Clamps 2-Part Epoxy[…]

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Gluing the Neck Scarf Joint

Gluing the Neck Scarf Joint: If you haven’t done so already, read the following articles to prepare for this important step: Neck Wood Selection Preparing the Neck Scarf Joint Laminated Neck Solid Headstock Laminated Head and Neckstock Tools and Materials Required: (4) Large C Clamps or Bessey Bar Clamps 3/4″ x 4″ x 24″ Plywood[…]

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Laminated Neck Classical Guitar

  This type of neck construction is primarily utilized for the higher end classical guitars. It is a useful method for acoustic guitars too, but not as prevalent as the Laminated Neck and Headstock Method. The purpose of a laminated neck without the headstock is strictly for structural reasons – and for some of the[…]

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Preparing a Neck Scarf Joint

This is one of the most critical joints that we will make in stringed instrument construction. That is why and entire post is devoted to this subject. Scarf Joint: Many may ask, why is there a need for this joint anyway? Why not just cut the neck from a thicker piece of wood? Good question! There are many guitars[…]

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Laminated Neck & Headstock

If you are going to utilize the Laminated Neck design for your Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar or Ukulele, (and I recommend that you do). The Purpose of This Method: The reason that a laminated neck is used in explained in detail in or article Neck Wood Selection. This construction give you superior structural resistance against[…]

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Neck Wood Selection

Guitar necks offer the luthier many variations of wood species from which to choose. With the exception of classical guitars, traditionally, acoustic guitar neck wood was the same material as the back and sides of the guitar. Look at many of the old (and new) Martins, Gibson’s and other popular guitar and that is what[…]

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Guitar Neck – Laminating

Since the neck involves many different operations and each is different for for classical or acoustic guitars, we have divided this article into a service of articles. This article will apply to equally to classical and acoustic guitars and ukuleles. Cut the Neck To Length: Most neck blanks are shipped long enough to not only build[…]

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