#1
im making a version of this
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Jackson-Custom-Randy-Rhoads-Limited-Run-Mike-Shannon-Signed-Electric-Guitar-581864-i1461025.gc

its just basically green with gold border and hardware.

now, i dont want to make a neck (i dont think i can)
so i want to buysome paddle head neck, or some cheap neck and cut it. so i want to glue it in, not bolt on. how do i knoe if the neck is strait, so that i have an even amount of clearence between fret and string from the 1st string to 22nd.

Sorry if im not clear, im not good at this
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#2
I use a level on the fretboard to check it.......
1. The SG stands for “solid guitar.”
#3
You're going to have to do a lot of searching to find a set neck. I know Carvin makes neck-through necks, but they don't have any set. If you really want the set neck, you're probably best carving it yourself.
#4
Quote by Marrowoflife
I use a level on the fretboard to check it.......


Like line it up with bridge. i dont really get what you mean
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#5
Quote by Locked_Deadbolt
You're going to have to do a lot of searching to find a set neck. I know Carvin makes neck-through necks, but they don't have any set. If you really want the set neck, you're probably best carving it yourself.

ive seen multiple people just buy any old neck and glue it in
"Man playing guitar in Garage, may get exhausted"-Me

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"Just pick up one and play"-Corey
#6
People make out that necks are so hard to make, but really there not much harder to make then a body. It takes me longer to build a body than it does building a neck. The part which most people freak out about is the fretting, which isn't hard at all, all you need is a set of files.

If you want to buy a neck that's fine, but making one is a lot more rewarding and then you can get exactly what you want.

As far as I know, you can't buy set necks, you can only buy bolt on necks.


If you do go the route of buying a neck, you can buy necks with jackson headstocks instead of a paddle headstock.
A few places are:
Warmoth
Allparts
Guitar Parts USA
Stewmac
Mighty Mite
WD Music
And even ebay has some good necks from time to time. Check out Eden guitar parts.
#7
Quote by rotoreuter48
Like line it up with bridge. i dont really get what you mean


Sorry I misunderstood the question. Good luck.....
1. The SG stands for “solid guitar.”
#8
Quote by guitarcam123
People make out that necks are so hard to make, but really there not much harder to make then a body. It takes me longer to build a body than it does building a neck. The part which most people freak out about is the fretting, which isn't hard at all, all you need is a set of files.

If you want to buy a neck that's fine, but making one is a lot more rewarding and then you can get exactly what you want.

As far as I know, you can't buy set necks, you can only buy bolt on necks.


If you do go the route of buying a neck, you can buy necks with jackson headstocks instead of a paddle headstock.
A few places are:
Warmoth
Allparts
Guitar Parts USA
Stewmac
Mighty Mite
WD Music
And even ebay has some good necks from time to time. Check out Eden guitar parts.


tanks, your really helping me out. now, you got me wanting to make my own neck. im just trying to find stuff online on how to make one. if you know any sites that go over everything you need, tell me please.

sorry im spamming so much, i jsut really want a nice guitar.
i have found this website
http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/tutorial9.htm

This seems about right?
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Last edited by rotoreuter48 at Oct 31, 2009,
#9
Well the neck on that guitar is more than likely maple with a rosewood fretboard. Where do you live? Some here may be able to recommend somewhere near you, where you can buy the wood.

Have a look at these for building the neck:
http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/tutorial9.htm

This guys building an acoustic neck, but its pretty much the same thing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECmsQWsFtiY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PysSXMBevY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLw1EvrvMlM&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-UOpu6iwOM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BlQZiR3jKw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ZlpOOMp7Q&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_nQtNrNOWE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cug_FXPKI18&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=migMBf5XjN8&feature=related
(have a look at the other 9 videos too)


You also might want to get a few books on guitar building.

EDIT: You already found the project guitar link
Project Guitar has other very helpful tutorials also.
Last edited by guitarcam123 at Oct 31, 2009,
#10
Quote by rotoreuter48
ive seen multiple people just buy any old neck and glue it in

A neck has to be specifically made for gluing. A normal bolt-on won't have enough surface area to provide a good joint.