is the second of the individual necks I've chosen to make available
Specifics are listed below. The headstock is shaped, but I've included
some extra room to allow the peghead to be further shaped to suit. Note the
trussrod access. It's clean and elegant enough that a cover plate is not necessary.
This is a dropped-down style headstock, as opposed to an angled one. This
type of headstock affords the opportunity to avoid joinery such as scarf
joints, maintaining the integrity of the grain of the wood. Some believe
this enhances or promotes sustain. I also add a back plate with a vollute
and sometimes an extra layer of veneer such as on this neck for further strength
and rigidity. Rigidity most definitely promotes sustain.
Not only is it strong and rigid... it looks great, too. It's a terrific way
to add a functional flourish to what is usually a very boring and weak area
on dropped-down necks.
If you look carefully, you can discern the profile carve of the neck shaft
in the photo below.
Note the rounded and polished fret ends. These are cut, ground, and polished
to length before installation for a very nice custom touch. It makes the fret
ends much easier on the player's hands. Also, note the slightly-larger-than-usual
Neck wood: 2-piece walnut w/maple veneer strip weadstock: dropped-down 3x3
Backplate: walnut w/vollute, maple veneer
Fretboard: Indian rosewood maple veneer
Scale: 25", same as PRS
Frets: 24 nickel .102"w .035"h, rounded and polished ends, leveled
Width at nut: 1.73", 44mm *
Width at 24th fret: 2 3/16" (56mm)
Front markers: 1/4" mother of pearl
Neck carve: rounded, asymmetrical V
Trussrod: dual-action, headstock access
Attachment type: bolt-on
Nut: none included**
Rubbed with 0000 steel wool and 2400 grit along the shaft for silky smoothness.
* Although this may seem wide to those devoted to Fender widths, keep in
an extra sixteenth of an inch divided between 6 strings isn't much. I, myself,
have small hands
and prefer the 1.70 - 1.75 nut widths to the more narrow widths, especially
with my neck carves.
** For an extra fee, I can supply a graphite nut with the slots pre-cut.
Price: $375, plus $15 shipping and handling
Warning: if I begin a new guitar that needs a neck in a pinch, I may use
this neck myself!
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