Set #10 Final shaping of necks & fitting to bodies

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Set #10 Final shaping of necks & fitting to bodies

Postby EFElliott » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:29 pm

On most of Semie's early Bakersfield guitars he used notched fret for the string guide '60-'63. All the pre-Ventures Maphis' and about a dozen or so of the '63 Ventures models, works real well, and I think it looks cool.

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Here I'm drilling the pocket for the truss rod adjustment nut.

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I'm going to fit all the necks to the bodies, a little belt-sanding and block-sanding an they fit like a glove, then I'll come back and finish shaping the backs of the necks, make and install the truss rods and glue 3 necks in, ones going to be a bolt-on.

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Well it's time to shape the backs of the necks, I use my little belt-sanding machine and my drum sander to remove most of the wood, but all the final shaping I do by hand with sanding blocks, I spend hours hand-sanding to get that "Just Right" vintage Mosrite feel.

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Re: Set #10 Final shaping of necks & fitting to bodies

Postby olrocknroller » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:35 am

What a cool idea, using a fret as the string guide! I'm going to try that on the next zero-fret neck I build, but I think I'll use a jumbo fret, and do the cutting on the guide before I install the zero-fret... Thanks for the very informative post!

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