dumb neck question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by warwickben, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. i feel dumb for asking can u make a neck that is the same thinckness ie top of the fingerboard to the back of the neck at the frist fret all w\the way down to almost were the neck meet the body.
  2. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Back and top parallel?
    Easily. Actually the easiest thing in the world...
  3. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    That's how I was planning on carving mine once I got to that stage. I figured that was the way it was always done :p.
  4. i wasnt sure . ive seen necks that look the same thickness all the way down. and ive seen some that slowly get thicker. i ment like with the finsh neck if that helps.
  5. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Yeah, many makers do their neck slightly tapered in thickness. E.g. 20mm@nut and 22@19th fret.
    Meaning very slightly, but still noticeable, esp. visually.

    Others taper even less, i.e. 20mm@nut and 20mm@19th :smug:

    Very few make necks with any substantial thickness taper. Never seen one, myself.