#1
alright.. as the title suggests, i have 3 problems
1) I'm building a guitar neck soon, and i was wondering how i would make it have a similar profile of my other guitar? (it has, in my opinion, the most comfortable neck)

2) The neck off of my guitar (the one with a comfortable neck) has a hairline fracture on it.. Its a set in, and the hairline fracture is at the joint... it hasn't gone all the way through, but if it was my guess, it went through about.. 1/2 mm... should i fix it now, or do i have to wait until it comes off to glue it on?.. or what should i do?

3)if i make a guitar, but in the end there are like 3 pieces of wood to make the neck ( its a neck through) and 4 pieces of wood to make the body would that make sustain bad?
edit: (thats 6 glue joints)
Shred Head
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Last edited by VieNam at Jan 20, 2009,
#2
1) Get a contour guage or just do it by feel.

2) I think you could inject glue into the joint, but from what I have always read, it is best to just finish the break, glue, clamp, and refinish. Are you sure the crack isn't just in the paint?

3) No, if you do it properly, sustain shouldn't be affected too badly.
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#3
thanks man..
i'll try sending a picture of the crack
Shred Head
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#4
A picture of...?

The neck?

Well, if it's just the paint don't worry, if it's into the wood, wait for someone more experienced than myself to instruct you.
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#5
alright man... well after looking at it under some white light.. instead of the crappy yellow ones in my room, i see its just a paint thing and not the joint
Shred Head
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#6
For copying the neck profile you can mold it in play-doh or something, or you can buy "Friendly Plastic" from a place such as LMII. It melts at 140 degrees Fahrenheit which is a pretty lukewarm temperature, so you can paste a wad of the stuff on your neck at the nut end and a wad at the heel end using only your hands. When it hardens it's soft enough that you can peel it off the neck without any problems and you'll then have your neck profile templates... If you do use play-doh, just place a large-ish wad on a board or something and press your neck into that. Leave it for a while until it's dried out (otherwise you'll risk ruining the shape when you try to fit it over your new neck).
Last edited by Pikka Bird at Jan 20, 2009,
#7
hmm... friendly plastic seems pretty awesome..

so i'll use this by first construct a nearly profiled neck. put sandpaper on the template, and then fine sand it?
Shred Head
All that theory my guitar teacher tries to drill into my head just gets buried under piles of porn and I never manage to apply any of it
#8
^I haven't built any guitars yet, so don't take my word as a final truth, but- I'd prefer to make one template of the nut end and one of the heel end first. Then I'd simply start carving the nut and heel ends to fit those two profiles and leave the rest of the neck alone. Then I'd connect the two carved ends with a spokeshave and clean the whole thing up with fine grain sandpaper and a scraper.

The reason you can't really use the template as a sanding block is that since the template is pretty fixed you will just get the same profile all the way down the neck, same width and all. No taper. I assume that's not what you want.