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Does anyone other than Carvin make neck through blanks?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tekhna, Jan 16, 2005.


  1. tekhna

    tekhna

    Nov 7, 2004
    I don't think anyone else does, but their single truss rod is kind of a turn off. It makes me want to just try a bolt on, and hope I don't mess up the routing.
     
  2. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    I bought one of their 5 string neck-through pieces and just added some swamp ash to the sides. It's my favorite bass to play. They make good, quality stuff............I'm glad I started out using these Carvin blanks (made a guitar from one too), it was a great way to get involved/interested in building.
    Kinda pricey, if I remember right, though
     
  3. Stewart MacDonald offers them too...
     
  4. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    are you sure about that? I've never seen them offer it. Hold On...(checks site)...Not there. Do you have a link to where you found them?
     
  5. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    I ran into a builder at the Philadelphia gtr show that uses stewmac necks.

    someone asked him if he would do a multi lam neck and the guy insisted on one piece necks...which started me thinking.

    Finally i emailed the guy and asked him if he sourced his necks from Carvin..He said "no, stewmac...and you better not try it yourself because it is difficult to build a bass..."

    I told him the neck is the hardest part...