#1
how would i go about this? would it be particularly hard? i have heard the all rose wood necks are very nice and smooth to play, but i am really looking for the smoothest wood to build the neck from, and the most bluesy tone for the fretboard
thanks
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#3
im guessing you'll go with indian rosewood? lmii sells blanks sufficient for a strat-esque neck, and grizzly sells larger blanks for bandsawing out a gibson style neck (which i would not recommend).

what type of neck construction are you planning? i've built a gibson style 3 piece angled headstock rosewood neck. it came out nicely, but rosewood is extremely difficult to work. it dulls tools very quickly. i wouldnt use rosewood for my first try.

id coupled it with an ebony fretboard, but that depends on what body woods youre using and what tone youre looking for.
#5
Rosewood isn't that expensive, East Indian Rosewood that is.

But if you want to do that with Brazilian Rosewood, it would cost you an arm and a leg at least.

EDIT: The only realy way, I figure, to get the truss rod in is to rout out a channel on the underside of the neck, drip the truss rod in (It might have to be non-adjustable), and then just put a skunk stripe over the channel to button it up.

I've never done it before, but it seems like the best way to do it.
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