#1
I am beginning the process of building my own guitar and have all the materials chosen out ready to be purchased but I ended up with one question.

Should I build my own neck or buy one off a website like Warmoth? ( I want the guitar to sound good )

Here is what you may need to know about the guitar:
7-String
Locking Tremolo System
Glue On (planning to, but I would be ok with a mount)
Compounded Fingerboard (~10-16'') -- I would buy this with fretslots
24 Frets

My worries about building my own:
I mess up the truss rod/some other part resulting is unsolvable fret buzz.
Headstock angle
So much other stuff I could mess up on that would ruin the sound of the entire guitar.


Thanks for the advice

Edit: And yes, I have never built one before
Last edited by purple37 at Mar 20, 2011,
#2
my opinion if you've never done it before, just buy one, it is a lot of work, fretwork, measurements etc.
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#3
Necks are a helluva lot more detailed than the body. Make your body, but the neck. If you are really determined to be a luthier; build it. But you say you wanted it to be good...buy one.
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#5
I think buying a pre-slotted fretboard would save a lot of the headaches - you could try building it and go that route instead of doing it ALL yourself the first time.

Stewmac sells them for like... 20 bucks or so - dont know the quality but I'd assume decent based on their reputation.
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#7
Maybe you could get a luthier to build you one and ask if you can watch and get him to run it through so you'll know how to do it for next time?
#8
Alright thanks for the advice, its not official but I think I am going to build my own, with a pre-slotted, compounded fretboard