Monday, May 10, 2010


One of these will be the neck for my guitar. The more laminations in a piece of wood the stronger and studier it will be. This is alternating maple and walnut. My coworker and I are both building guitars at the same time and we made several necks while we were at it.

I don't like bolting a neck to the body so I'm making a thru-neck which will span the entire length of the guitar. This is both easier to construct and stronger. Right now the necks are extra long, and will be cut to length as needed depending on the body style.
The backs of the necks were shaped round. The bulk of the work was done with a router, and then the final smoothing was done using the drum end of an edge sander.

Then the round was tapered into the flat of the head. I like the way the walnut stripes follow the curve up into the head.

Here's a top and side view. More to come later.


  1. This is so awesome. I can't wait to see what kind of wood you use for the body (density!) and what sort of pick-ups you will use; or if you decide to modify the pick-ups. Being a mad-scientist, you may decide to modify pick ups - man this is so cool! I can't wait to see where you take this.

  2. Yeah~ I agree with Mykal. This Guitar project is so Alien to me, I MUST see where you are going with this~! (to record songs about Mr. Eggroll perhaps ?)

  3. Thanks Mykal and Lysdexicuss!

    I did settle on a body design. On paper I think it looks good. We will see what it looks like in real life. I found some broken guitars and I think I'll take the pickups and tone & volume knobs out of those.


Related Posts with Thumbnails