#1
Hi, im planning on building a 7 string over the summer but I have a question about neck dimensions. How does the neck of a 7 string compare to a 6 string in width? For example, could i use a standard neck with a paddle headstock and change the nut or would i need to build something wider? Its just i have access to an old neck i found in school the workshop at school, and I would rather use this if possible as opposed to building a neck from scratch or paying £160 for one.

Also, would anyone be able to suggest where i could buy a cheap 7 string neck? I looked around but the only ones i could find were Warmoth and they're expensive, im just after something for a summer project, it doesnt have to be amazingly playable.

Thanks, I'm a bit of a noob but i couldnt find anything specific to building 7 string necks on the net at all.
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#2
the neck needs to be wider than a 6 string to accomodate the 7th string. If you put a custom nut on a 6 string neck, the strings would be too close together and the intonation would be a nightmare. Look for a neck on ebay, you may find a gem there but buyer beware (that was not meant to rhyme)
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#3
Quote by fireball85
Hi, im planning on building a 7 string over the summer but I have a question about neck dimensions. How does the neck of a 7 string compare to a 6 string in width? For example, could i use a standard neck with a paddle headstock and change the nut or would i need to build something wider? Its just i have access to an old neck i found in school the workshop at school, and I would rather use this if possible as opposed to building a neck from scratch or paying £160 for one.

Also, would anyone be able to suggest where i could buy a cheap 7 string neck? I looked around but the only ones i could find were Warmoth and they're expensive, im just after something for a summer project, it doesnt have to be amazingly playable.

Thanks, I'm a bit of a noob but i couldnt find anything specific to building 7 string necks on the net at all.

Could you go to the guitar store and look at 7 string necks there?