How to make an electric guitar neck

How thick should a guitar neck be?

From my reading here I understand that the finished neck blank thickness is generally 3/4″ and fretboard thickness is 1/4″.

Do neck through guitars have truss rods?

They do not. For the vast majority of guitars on the market today, the region from the body fret (i.e. the fret over the point where the body and neck meet) to the butt of the neck or finger board is unaffected by the truss rod . On electric guitars the neck is either bolted or glued to another piece of wood (the body).

How hard is it to build a guitar neck?

Use a router with templates as well as shape and sand you can make a solid body guitar . Necks are a bit trickier than the body as you will have to install a truss rod and slot the fingerboard. If you can cover these requirements with ease then it should be fairly easy to build an electric solid body guitar .

How long does it take to build a guitar from scratch?

about 200 hours

What guitar neck is best for small hands?

While a full-sized guitar with a chunky neck may feel impossible. The best guitar for short fingers or small hands is one with a flat neck that makes it easier for your shorter fingers to reach around the neck .

Which electric guitar has the thinnest neck?

Some of the best electric guitars for small hands, i.e., with the thinnest necks include Fender’s Kurt Cobain Mustang, Jaguar, and Vibe Stratocaster. Other excellent options include The Gibson or Epiphone Les Paul Special VE, the Daisy Rock Venus, Ibanez GRGM21 Mikro ¾, or Stagg S300 ¾ (source).

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What is the best guitar neck shape?

The oval c-shape guitar neck is a comfortable shape for all playing styles unless you have large hands. In fact, the c-shape is the most common type of guitar neck shape. It’s nearly flat and highly comfortable to play. Modern guitars like Fender Stratocasters have a flat oval c-shape .

Can you over loosen a truss rod?

The risks when adjusting a truss rod are: The nut is stuck or you over -tighten and snap/round it off. You loosen it too far and the relief becomes too great and/or the rod rattles. You tighten it too much causing back bow.

Does truss rod affect tone?

Both very slight effects, and I have to say I’ve never noticed a difference in tone before / after adjusting the truss rod (except where it’s removed buzz!).

Is adjusting the truss rod dangerous?

Improperly adjusting the truss rod can irreparably damage your neck, so if you’re uncomfortable with that risk, it may be best to leave the repairs in the hands of a professional. The other problem that adjusting the truss rod can fix is when your neck bows away from the strings.