#1
Hey guys, I'm planning on building my own guitar soon, and I was wondering if I could get a few tips on how to make the neck. Be as detailed a possible please.

-How do I shape the neck?

-What tools will I need?

-What are the measurements for the fret slots?

-Where do I buy fretbars?

-How do I make inlays?

...I think that's it...for now.

PS. This is probably going to be a bolt on.
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#2
For the measurements of the fret slots, you need to know what scale length it will be, and how many frets...unless you were talking about how wide the individual slot needs to be, i couldnt tell.

And to my knowledge, you dont buy fretbars, you buy fretwire.

Hopefully luthieroftexas or somebody will come tell you all the stuff that i cant (which is most of it)
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#3
The first and most obvious is getting a neck blank.
For shaping the neck I would suggest using a plane first to take off as much wood as needed then sanding it smooth.

You'll need a neck radius sanding block and a fretboard radius block that you can get from stewmac.com

Fret slotsdepend on scale length and once you decide upon that I think stewmac also has a fret calculator

Fret wire, again stewmac sells all different variations and sizes to fit your needs and preferences.

And inlays you'll need the inlay blanks, an inlay cutting saw for doing the delicate cutting.
#4
^ whooo luthier to the rescue
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